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Bus crash: Putco to help rebuild house

2012-03-28 14:51

Johannesburg - Putco will rebuild part of the house one of its buses crashed into in Soweto, killing two people, the transport department said on Wednesday.

The undertaking was made to Transport Minister Sbu Ndebele, who said the bus company should also institute an internal investigation to determine the cause of the crash.

He said the Road Accident Fund would cover the burial costs of the couple killed, who were named by The Sowetan as Mike Motswiri, 44, and his girlfriend Mathabiso Kamadi, 33.

Ndebele and Putco management were to meet the victims' relatives later on Wednesday.

The two were killed at about 06:00 on Tuesday morning when a bus crashed into the bedroom of their house in Dobsonville.

The driver apparently lost control of the bus and hit a car before crashing into the home.

Thirty-six people were injured, four of them seriously. They were taken to various hospitals in the area.

Putco spokesperson Raphiri Matsaneng said some of the injured were released from hospital during the day, but the bus driver was one of those who remained under medical supervision.

Comments
  • Tammy - 2012-03-28 15:03

    well done Putco - I hope you start rebuilding soon and keep your word

      John - 2012-03-28 15:31

      jup you are right, look at the last case where the mayor said we will pay, that family is still battling to get the money and the young man is already on the mend.

  • JakesLR - 2012-03-28 15:06

    They must also concentrate on teaching their arrogant bus drivers better driving skills

  • Jeffrey - 2012-03-28 15:14

    what about consolation money, money can not bring them back but someone might have been relying on them. another possible orphans negleted, a blind eye.

      John - 2012-03-28 15:29

      jeffrey i stand to be corrected but i think RAF will pay but someone will need to institute a claim.

  • Gregory - 2012-03-28 15:40

    I am sure the two dead people will apreciate the gesture. They way some of these drivers drive is horrific, especially in the township areas in the mornings.

  • Akhona - 2012-03-28 15:48

    will Putco re-build the lives of the 2 who died?

  • lovedy.phefo - 2012-03-28 15:50

    putco can rebuild the house bt can also bring the victims back. its bad that SA streets are no longer safe bt is it reali fair that we also shudnt feel safe in our own houses. all im saying is that the incident is very sensitive n shud be treated as such. the driver shud be dealt with hushly. money cant solve anything. im sure the relatives dont care abt the house, who going to be in it anyway.

  • Giuliano - 2012-03-28 15:51

    the head of Putco is a man of his word and if he said they will repair the damage then it will be done.

      Gregory - 2012-03-28 16:10

      The head of putco should be fired.

  • Marina - 2012-03-28 16:07

    36 injured, 4 seriously and 2 dead - in an urban area? How fast was this bus travelling? And they want us to use public transport. Not on your frikking nellie!

  • Muofhe - 2012-03-28 17:27

    yes yes putco cant bring back lives of 2.an accident is an accident.u'll never know what went wrong.i once nearly got an accident from nowhere but God stopped a car.not dat dere was something wrong with a car or driver.it is sad but lets not say things we gonna regret 2morrow.

  • Tshepo - 2012-03-29 11:23

    People and papers stop pointing fingers on the bus driver if you look at yesterday `s map the car hit the bus on the left hand side not the bus , the lady was speeding and didnt stop at the sign , the bus was from the stop sign how can you say the driver was speeding , liars you will regrett as Putco has speeding meters to show on time of accident .It can happen to anyone, anywhere and anytime .Stop lying ,judging and hurting people involved .

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