Gauteng Education MEC Mr Panyaza Lesufi is disheartened by an incident that occurred on Tuesday, 26 July 2022, where a Grade 11 boy learner from Meyerton High School in Vereeniging died after being accidentally trampled by a scholar bus.
According to information at our disposal, the incident occurred at approximately 07:05 AM when learners were boarding the department’s scholar transport bus to school.
The Education department say they are concerned about scholar transport disruptions in Sedibeng which began on Wednesday, 27 July 2022. It is alleged that scholar buses are not allowed to transport learners in De Deur, Meyerton and Sharpeville, Rusoord and Panfontein.
“Reports allege that some members of community were stoning buses and intimidating drivers, not to transport learners.
MEC Lesufi condemned the ongoing scholar transport disruptions in Sedibeng which are also impacting negatively to the education of learners.
Investigations are underway into determining the circumstances surrounding this incident.