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Police open culpable homicide case into KZN taxi crash

Condolences have continued to pour in for the families of four school pupils who were killed in KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday morning.

Four pupils have been killed in a collision in Ntuzuma, north of Durban. It’s understood a minibus and a bus collided. Picture: @_ArriveAlive.

JOHANNESBURG - As condolences pour in for the families of four school pupils who were killed in KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday morning, the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) says it’s believed the driver of the taxi they were travelling in overloaded the vehicle.

The man sped off after taxi rank officials attempted to stop him to inspect the vehicle.

He later collided with a bus after trying to overtake another taxi.

KwaZulu-Natal police have opened a case of culpable homicide following the incident.

The RTMC’s Simon Zwane says the incident is a setback in its efforts to reduce the number of fatalities on South African roads.

“We are saddened by the loss of four lives of school children in Durban, we think it is a setback on our efforts.”

He says the RTMC has dispatched a team which will be assisting police with investigations.

The corporation has called for a zero tolerance approach towards people transporting school children.

(Edited by Neo Koza)

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