M1 bridge collapse inquiry delayed… again

This is the third time the inquiry into the M1 structural collapse has been delayed.

FILE: The scaffolding of a pedestrian bridge under construction in Sandton collapsed on the M1 highway on 14 October, killing 2 people and injuring at least 19 others. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - There's been yet another delay in the inquiry into the M1 bridge collapse with proceedings now being postponed to 7 July.

The temporary structural bridge came crashing down in Sandton in October last year, killing two people and injuring 19 others.

The Department of Labour says those involved have not handed in all the required documents.

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This is the third time the enquiry into the M1 structural collapse has been delayed.

The department's acting spokesperson Mokgadi Pela says they've made some progress in gathering reports from those involved.

"We have extensive reports from Murray & Roberts and its staff."

Pela says when the inquiry does get underway, it will be heard over a period of two weeks.

"To have this inquiry and go deeper into issues, we've indicated that we're going to call witnesses."

Twenty witnesses are expected to testify when proceeding resume.