Taxi driver accused of killing 5 learners abandons bail bid

2017-02-01 22:31
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Durban – The minibus taxi driver accused of causing the deaths of five pupils in a head-on-head collision on the first day of the school year abandoned his bail application on Wednesday, National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Natasha Kara said.

Mondli Zisonge is facing five charges of culpable murder after the 15-seater taxi he was driving was involved in an accident while allegedly overloaded with 20 pupils.

The case was postponed to March 17 for further investigation, Kara said.

Zisonge was represented by legal aid. 

It was his second court appearance. 

News24 reported in January that the minibus carrying schoolchildren collided with a Durban Transport bus near the Mbondwe Road junction, killing four pupils.

The force of the impact sheared the taxi in half, and pushed it to the roadside.

Twelve injured pupils were taken to nearby hospitals for medical attention. One died twelve days later.

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