Rheedendal crash remembered
The victims of the tragic Rheedendal bus crash were remembered a year after the accident.
CAPE TOWN - Rheenendal parents whose children died when their school bus crashed near the southern cape town last year feel someone should take responsibility for the accident.
The one year anniversary of the accident was commemorated on Friday.
The accident claimed the lives of 14 children and their bus driver.
They died after the vehicle they were travelling in veered off the road and ploughed into a river.
A victim's mother said after her son died, picking up the pieces had not been easy.
"I'll miss the kisses and hugs, buying him clothes and toys that he'll never play with."
Another victim's mother said she wanted to know what went wrong on the day of the accident.
"Until today, no one has come to apologise. I want someone to come and tell me what the reason for the accident was."
Meanwhile, Western Cape Transport MEC Robin Carlisle said every learner in the Western Cape is entitled to a safe and reliable school transport system.
Strict measures have been put into place to improve scholar transport following Rheenendal and Blackheath tragedies.
Carlisle said they want all children to arrive at school safely.
"Every person who uses public transport has a right to travel in a safe and lawful vehicle with a responsible driver."