UPDATE | Minibus driver faces nine charges of culpable homicide

The driver of the minibus taxi involved in the crash that killed nine children will appear in the Elukwatini Magistrate’s Court tomorrow.

He is facing nine counts of culpable homicide. He also faces failure to produce a driver’s licence, overloading and operating a vehicle that is not roadworthy.

Mpumalanga MEC for Community Safety, Security and Liaison, Vusi Shongwe, visited the scene of the crash where the community and some families of victims were present.

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One of the family representatives spoke of how she found out about the accident.



A member of the local taxi association said it was disappointing but not a shock that the minibus taxi carried more passengers. Some drivers are defiant and often drive without permits.


Psychosocial support will be provided to affected learners and educators. A task team will also be set up to work with the bereaved families in finalising funeral arrangements.

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