Four school teachers and SGB member killed in Free State

Four teachers, one school governing body member and a cleaner at the Sekoko Primary School were killed in a tragic accident in Free State on Friday night. 


Free State Education MEC, Dr Tate Makgoe has expressed shock and sadness after the incident.

Free State Department of Education spokesperson, Howard Ndaba said on 25 Friday 2022 at about 21:00  a white 22 seater Mercedes Benz Sprinter minibus taxi  overturned on the N5 road about six kilometres from Bethlehem.  

Ndaba said five people died at the scene, four females and one male.  The other one died in a hospital today.

“Seven sustained serious injuries and were transported to Dihlabeng regional hospital, Phekolong hospital and Medi-Clinic hospital. 

“The passengers were teachers and SGB members of Sekoko Primary school in Paul Roux. They were driving back home from attending a workshop in Tweeling.”

Free State Education spokesperson

Makgoe is expected to visit the school and grieving families on Tuesday, 1 Marcy 2022. 

“We wish to convey our sincere condolences to the family and the entire school population. We are with them in our prayers during this difficult period of grief,” Makgoe said .

Police are investigating the cause of the accident. 

Ndaba added that teachers, parents and pupils will be offered counselling.

In another accident, 20 learners were admitted to a hospital  for observation in QwaQwa after  a bus they were travelling  overturned.

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