DA sends condolences to families of horror bus crash

The Democratic Alliance has extended its condolences to the families‚ friends and loved ones‚ of those who lost loved ones in Sunday’s horrific bus crash in Winburg in the Free State.

Free State Health MEC‚ Dr Benny Malakoane‚ and Netcare 911 have confirmed that 11 people were killed in the accident and at least 58 injured‚ one of them seriously.

 The bus was transporting ANC supporters back to Johannesburg from Port Elizabeth where they attended the launch of the ANC’s election manifesto for the local government elections on August 3.

It is believed that the driver lost control of the bus.

“We would also like to extend our prayers to those injured and wish them a speedy recovery‚ as well as to the ANC during this difficult time‚” said the DA’s national spokesperson Refiloe Nt’sekhe.

“We encourage the SAPS to investigate the matter speedily in order to ensure closure for the families of those who lost their lives‚” Nt’sekhe added.