The North West Department of Education wishes a speedy recovery to the seven learners and two educators from Laerskool David Brink who sustained serious injuries during a bus accident that occurred when they were travelling back from the rugby match on Tuesday, 24 May 2022 at approximately 20:05.

It is alleged that about 50 learners were travelling from a rugby match at Laerskool Generaal Hendrik Schoeman in Hartebeestpoort and on their way back the rear left wheel of the bus had burst. The driver lost control over the bus which overturned and landed on its left. It is reported that there were no other vehicles which were involved in the accident except the bus that was transporting learners.

Paramedics were immediately called to the scene wherein learners and educators who sustained serious injuries were taken to the Life Peglarae and Medicare hospitals in Rustenburg. Other learners with minor injuries were treated and released at the accident scene.

The North West Department of Education, MEC Mmaphefo Matsemela wished the educators and learners a speedy recovery.

“On behalf of the department, we would like to wish the two educators and seven learners who sustained serious injuries a speedy recovery. It is an unfortunate and regrettable incident our learners and teachers had to experience. We truly wish them a full recovery”, MEC Matsemela.

MEC Matsemela further confirmed that all the affected learners and personnel were offered counselling today.

For more information please contact:
Elias Malindi
Departmental Spokesperson
Cell: 072 892 8399

Author: tkhechane