Bus crash: driver charged with culpable homicide granted bail

2013-05-07 00:00

THE driver of the bus who stands accused of causing the deaths of eight pupils of Zamimpilo Special School in an accident was granted R2 000 bail at the Mahlabathini Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

Bhekumusa Zakhe Shange (36) was charged with eight counts of culpable homicide.

Several other pupils were injured when the bus crashed into a cliff between ­kwaCeza and Ulundi on April 23.

It is alleged that the driver was speeding and ignored warnings to slow down on the wet road.

The case was adjourned to June 18 for further investigation.

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