A private bus transporting 20 learners from Letsatsing Secondary School exploded at Unit 9 in Mmabatho near Mahikeng and fortunately there were no injuries reported on Saturday, 16 July 2022.

The Letsatsing Secondary School learners were attending the Winter Camp classes which were held at Mosikare Secondary School in Mantsha Village. On their way back home as the bus was dropping off learners around Mmabatho Township it exploded.

The MEC for Education, Mmaphefo Matsemela was grateful that there were no injuries reported from the incident.

“On behalf of the North West Department of Education l am truly grateful that there were no injuries reported. The purpose of there’s Winter Camps is to primarily to improve the performance of our learners.

“We wish to call upon all our bus operators to be extremely vigilant whenever they are transporting learners. They should ensure that their busses are road worthy and they comply to the rules of the road”, said MEC Matsemela.

The department has arranged counseling for all the affected learners for Monday, 18 July 2022 at Letsatsing Secondary School in Mahikeng.


For more information please contact:
Elias Malindi
Departmental Spokesperson
Cell: 0728928399

Author: tkhechane