Tragic accident in Beaufort West
By Rhodé Marshall
24 September 2007
A bus travelling from Cape Town to the Eastern Cape made a tragic turn when it apparently rolled 11 kilometres from Leeu-Gamka in the Karoo.
It is believed there were 33 passengers on the bus at the time of the accident, causing the death of 12 people.
The African National Congress expressed their condolences to the families of the victims of which four were children who died during the accident.
“The ANC expresses its deepest condolences to the bereaved families who lost their loved ones in the accident. We call on the provincial government to ensure plans for road safety education and compliance, especially as the Christmas holiday period draws near,” says ANC Provincial Secretary Mcebisi Skwatsha.