Company awaiting PI report on ANC bus crash

2016-04-19 10:37
The site of a bus crash where 10 ANC supporters were killed. (Photos supplied by the Free State Health Dept)

The site of a bus crash where 10 ANC supporters were killed. (Photos supplied by the Free State Health Dept)

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Johannesburg - The bus company whose drivers were involved in the accident in which 10 ANC members were killed at the weekend, said on Tuesday it will await a report from its own private investigators before taking any action.

"We are awaiting a report from our private investigator," Kabati Transport Services spokesperson Wesley Maringa told News24.

"Upon receipt of that we will be able to know how best to move forward."

Maringa emphasised that everything would be done "by the book".

"We are going to act accordingly," he said.

Swapping seats

On Monday, Free State police confirmed that the two drivers had been swapping seats when the bus carrying 65 ANC members overturned on the N1, near Winburg on Sunday.

Lieutenant Malebo Khosana said a 31-year-old driver was briefly detained for his role in the accident.

"The other driver was still at a hospital in Welkom where he is stable, but could not talk to the investigating official," Khosana said.

On Tuesday, Maringa confirmed that one driver was discharged. Seven people who had been injured during the crash, including the other driver, were still in hospital, but none of them had sustained any critical injuries.

The ANC addressed families of the Free State bus crash victims in Katlehong on Monday afternoon.

The bus was carrying ANC members to Ekurhuleni, in Gauteng, after they had attended the launch of the ANC's local government elections manifesto in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

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