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De Doorns bus crash: Driver convicted

2012-10-29 21:04

Johannesburg - A Western Cape bus driver was found guilty on 23 counts of culpable homicide by the Cape Town Regional Court on Monday, SABC news reported.

Sisa Nonoma's R10 000 bail was extended and he would be sentenced on 3 December, after his conviction under a plea agreement.

He was the driver of the bus that crashed on the N1 near De Doorns in the Western Cape on 5 May 2010, leaving 23 people dead.

Charges were provisionally withdrawn against his brother, Malinga Nonoma, who was the owner of the bus. Both were initially charged with 23 counts of murder.

The bus was on its way to Cape Town with 78 passengers, instead of the 64 it was certified to carry. Sisa lost control of the vehicle on the Hex River Pass, between De Doorns and Touws River, causing it to overturn.