13 May 2014.
The IFP calls on the KZN government to
urgently conduct an audit to identify areas in need of scholar
“The death of school children in Mooi River is
an indication that government has failed to provide reliable
scholar transport in most rural areas. If government had
provided rural areas with scholar transport this tragedy would
have been prevented,” said IFP National Chairperson, Mr Blessed
Parents are using bakkies to transport
children because the KwaZulu-Natal government has failed to
provide safer vehicles.
“If government does not take the necessary
steps to address the lack of scholar transport many children
will continue to die. They have no other means of transport but
to use bakkies and un-roadworthy vehicles” said Gwala
The IFP calls on the KZN provincial transport,
community safety and liaison MEC Willies Mchunu and the minister
of transport to urgently address the issue of scholar transport,
especially in rural areas.
Mr Blessed Gwala MPL, IFP National
Chairperson, 078 690 5777
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