Teachers and learners honour Bronkhorstspruit taxi crash victims

The crash sent shock waves throughout the country, with many questioning the safety of learner transportation.

Pictures of the schoolchildren who lost their lives in a minibus taxi crash in Bronkhorstspruit. Picture: Hitekani Magwedze/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Teachers and learners from various schools in Mpumalanga and Gauteng are gathering at the Sokhulumi Village in Gauteng to honour the 18 pupils who died in a minibus taxi crash in Bronkhorstspruit two weeks ago.

The event is hosted by the Gauteng and Mpumalanga education departments.

The funeral is set to take place this weekend.

A convoy of minibus taxis carrying learners from different schools escorted by traffic police arrived at the memorial for the learners.

The crash sent shock waves throughout the country, with many questioning the safety of learner transportation.

The Gauteng Education Department says Wednesday’s memorial is one of two events aimed at remembering the victims.

The driver of the taxi, who also died in the crash, was laid to rest over the weekend.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)