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Limpopo officials ‘shocked’ after driver crams 58 pupils into taxi

The vehicle was a 14 seater and the driver was arrested on Monday.

A video screengrab showing Limpopo transport officials counting 58 children who were crammed into a 14-seater minibus taxi on 20 January 2020.

JOHANNESBURG - The Limpopo Transport Department on Tuesday said it was shocked that 58 children were crammed into a minibus taxi, which was pulled over by the authorities.

In a video circulating on social media, authorities were seen counting the children as they climbed out of the vehicle. The vehicle was a 14-seater and the driver was arrested on Monday.

The department’s spokesperson Joel Seabi said the matter was very concerning.

“We have got a preliminary report that indicates that the vehicle has been impounded and the driver has been charged for overloading. Further processing of the matter will ensue,” he said.