Mpuma crash: Driver set to apply for bail

2012-08-14 17:00

Johannesburg - The driver of a truck that collided with a coal train in Mpumalanga, killing 25 people, appeared in the Barberton Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

George Mandlazi, 32, would be back in court on Thursday for a formal bail application, police spokesperson Colonel Leonard Hlathi said.

The collision happened on 13 July, at a level crossing on the N4 between Malelane and Hectorspruit.

The truck was carrying farm workers.

Twenty-five people were killed and several others injured.

The train, carrying coal from Witbank to Maputo, dragged the truck for about 200m scattering bodies along the way.

  • sandor.l.varga - 2012-08-14 18:43

    I'm wondering: is the driver having legal RSA driving license ?

      senzo.mathebula - 2012-08-14 21:48

      bongani.hebron - 2012-08-16 08:47

      No man was a mistake

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