Families of ANC bus crash victims receive mortal remains of loved ones

The ANC’s Paul Mashatile and Mayor Mondli Gungubele are at the Germiston mortuary for the official handover.

A short briefing is held on with ANC leaders, Ekurhuleni Mayor, MEC from Free State at the Germiston mortuary on 19 April, 2016. Picture: Dineo Bendile/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The families of at least 10 people killed in a bus crash are receiving the bodies of their loved ones this afternoon.

The bodies are being brought in from the Free State, where the bus crash occurred, on their way home from the African National Congress(ANC) election manifesto in Port Elizabeth.

The families of some of the ANC volunteers who have died have arrived at the Germiston mortuary to receive their remains.

They have been welcomed by ANC Gauteng chair Paul Mashatile and Ekurhuleni, Mayor Mondli Gungubele, who are at the mortuary for the official handover.

According to Free State police the crash was most likely caused by an attempt by two bus drivers to swap seats while the vehicle was in motion.

The two will be charged with culpable homicide.

Different families are comforting each other as they wait to identify their loved ones.

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