26 April 2013
The IFP is distraught at the tragic death of
eight pupils who died in a bus accident near Ulundi in
KwaZulu-Natal. IFP Spokesperson on Transport, Mr. Petros Sithole MP, said, "It is devastating to
hear of our children dying on our roads whilst they are on the
way to and from schooling activities. In this incident, it has
been reported that negligent driving was the primary cause of
the accident. If this is so, we trust that the driver will be
held to account for the death of these children. Justice must be
done for the families that have lost their children."
The IFP sends its sincere condolences to the
families and friends of the eight pupils at this difficult time.
"Losing a child is a devastating thing for any parent. We wish
the families strength and pray that God gives them comfort. We
also urge all drivers transporting pupils to always be extra
vigilant on the roads," Sithole concluded.
Contact: IFP Spokesperson on Transport, Mr.
Petros Sithole MP, 079 311 9995
IFP Parliamentary Caucus' Media Liaison
Officer, Ms. Boniswa Tiwe, 072 497 1252