Rheenendal crash: Families outraged over decision not to prosecute
The DPP apparently failed to inform the families of a decision not to proceed with the matter.
CAPE TOWN - The relatives of more than a dozen children who died in a bus crash in the Southern Cape more than four years ago are outraged.
The director of public prosecutions apparently failed to inform them that it was decided it will not be proceeding with the matter.
About 14 children and a man died when the bus they were travelling in plunged into a river just outside Knysna in 2011.
Last year the Knysna Magistrates Court ruled negligence was a factor in the tragedy.
Norman Arendse, who is representing the families, said, "My attorney Gerald Andrews has written to the director of public prosecutions, on 9 November, and has given them until tomorrow to respond with their formal decisions to us, with the reasons why they declined to prosecute."
Fifty nine passengers were on the bus when it veered off the road and plunged into a river.