Six people die after bus petrol bombed
The attack happened at the Driekop village outside Burgersfort last night.
JOHANNESBURG – Six miners have burnt to death in Limpopo after the bus they were travelling was petrol bombed.
Twenty-eight other miners were wounded in the attack.
The attack happened at the Driekop village outside Burgersfort on Monday night.
It's understood that the workers were on their way home on Monday night when two men boarded the vehicle outside Burgersfort and set it alight before jumping off.
#sapsLIM Burgersfort, Driekop Village: Limpopo police strongly condemn the petrol bombing of a bus that resulted in 6 people burning beyond recognition last night. #CrimeStop MEhttps://t.co/y9uQaxQowy pic.twitter.com/LN7nAZ0sff— SA Police Service (@SAPoliceService) April 3, 2018
The police's Motlafela Mojapelo says they're investigating the motive for the attack.
"In several places in the area, there have been protests by the locals demanding employment from this particular mine. It would be very early for us to speculate that this could be resulting from this particular protest. Our investigations are still continuing."