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Only 4 out of 54 school vehicles are safe

2011-09-22 21:46

Johannesburg - Fifty out of 54 pupil transport vehicles were pulled off the road following inspections at the Krugersdorp testing centre on Thursday, the Gauteng community safety department said.

Defects in the vehicles included brake failure, worn-out tyres and shock absorbers, it said in a statement.

Only four vehicles of the 54 vehicles tested were passed.

Provincial MEC Faith Mazibuko said 78 Putco buses using the Moloto Road outside Pretoria were found to be unroadworthy during inspections last week.

"Sadly to say, some of these buses resumed operation," she said in a statement.

Comments
  • evanknowles - 2011-09-22 22:00

    "Sadly to say, some of these buses resumed operation," she said in a statement. So you declared them roadworthy, then sent them on their way? Are our laws now just moral guidelines that make us a little bit weepy eyed when people don't listen to them?

  • keith.s - 2011-09-22 22:33

    "sadly to say" Faith Mazibuko, your staff most probably found it difficult to refuse the bribes!!!

  • k1dbl4ck - 2011-09-23 02:44

    i bet you "Provincial MEC Faith Mazibuko" drives a R800k+ car.

  • 2shy2call - 2011-09-23 08:34

    100KPH is the cause of tired tyres and shocks absorbers, because the are long on a road. Stop subsidising Putco.

  • York Hunt - 2011-09-23 11:37

    The taxi industry in South Africa is a DISGRACE!!!

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