M1 bridge collapse inquiry expected to resume

Two people were killed and 19 others were injured when the temporary structure came crashing down on the busy highway in 2015.

A crushed car underneath the scaffolding of a bridge being built parallel to Grayston Drive over the M1 highway, near Sandton, which collapsed on 14 October 2015. Picture: @maswanganye via Twitter

JOHANNESBURG – Following several delays, the M1 bridge inquiry is finally expected to resume on Tuesday morning.

Two people were killed and 19 others were injured when the temporary structure came crashing down on the busy highway in 2015.

The inquiry is being held at the Labour Department in Pretoria and seeks to find out what caused the deadly collapse.

The Department’s Teboho Thejane says: “Families that have been waiting to hear all the arguments so that they can put this matter to rest, to hear what has happened and if there are any people that are responsible for this.

“But at this point in time, we’re waiting to hear the arguments.”