Dept revokes 20 licences

2011-01-18 00:00

DURBAN — The licences, 20 in a fleet of 35 buses belonging to Mkhuze Bus Services in the north of KwaZulu-Natal, have been suspended due to the unroadworthy state of the vehicles.

These steps followed in the wake of an accident which saw five people killed and 44 injured after one of the company’ buses drove off the road and fell into a cliff last Wednesday. The accident happened on a sharp turn on the P236 between Obonjeni and Mkhuze.

Kwanele Ncalane, spokesperson for the provincial Department of Transport said the department provided the company with sibsidies and it was its responsibility to ensure that its vehicles are roadworthy and safe to travel in.

The forensic investigation into the crash is not yet completed.

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