Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Bus drivers to be charged with culpable homicide

Raymond Pani
19 April 2016

Two drivers of a bus which crashed near Winburg in the Free State, killing at least 11 people and injuring 50, will be charged with culpable homicide.

Police say they have enough evidence to prove that the accident was caused by the two drivers swapping seats while the vehicle was in motion.

Spokesperson Malebo Khosana confirmed that a 31-year-old man has already been questioned and the second driver is in hospital.

Khosana said “The drivers were trying to swap the driving positions when the bus overturned. We will proceed with this other driver and we will assess him accordingly, and at a later stage, both will be charged with culpable homicide.”

One of the bus drivers involved in the crash has given an account of what happened. He confirmed his colleague was tired and they were swapping seats when the bus crashed.


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