Bus knocks down Gogos

2015-12-10 06:00
Two elederly friends were knocked by bus, on Monday, in Langa. PHOTO: Mbongiseni Maseko

Two elederly friends were knocked by bus, on Monday, in Langa. PHOTO: Mbongiseni Maseko

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Two elderly friends escaped death after they were knocked by a Golden Arrow bus in Langa on Monday.

The two, Thembeka Ndindwa,61, and Barbara Dyantyi,51, were on their way to a relative’s house.

Ironically, they were on their way to pay their condolences to a the family of a late relative.

The accident took place on the corner of Washington Drive and Jungle Walk Street.

Ndindwa broke both her legs, while Dyantyi seemed to have sustained head injuries.

They were both rushed to Groote Schuur hospital where Ndindwa had her both legs amputated.

As residents gathered around the to watch the horrific scene, the distraught bus driver sat behind the steering wheel, sobbing.

According to witnesses, the bus had just made the turn towards the station when the accident happened.

Nomakholo Ndindwa, the daughter of the victim, was crying hysterically.

She said her mother had asked Dyantyi, to accompany her to mourn at her relative’s house in Jabavu when the accident took place.

She was too distraught to speak further.

Nosipho Mabandla, the director of Isidimasethu Langa Day Care for the Elderly and Disabled, where the victims are members, said they were shocked to hear of the news.

John Dammert, head of cooperative affairs at Golden Arrow Bus Service, said: “I can confirm that the accident occurred. One victim suffered head and neck injuries, while the other (lost) legs.

They were rushed to hospital. It is still early to say what caused the accident, but the investigation is underway,” he said.

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