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Executive mayor of Emfuleni local municipality sends condolences


By Smanga Kumalo    26-Jun-2012 13:02 UTC+02:00

The Executive Mayor of Emfuleni Local Municipality in the Vaal, Greta Nomahlozi Hlongwane, has sent her condolences to the family members of the people who were killed in the tragic Meyerton bus crash yesterday.

The bus overturned and rolled off a bridge in Meyerton in the Vaal, killing 19 people and leaving scores injured.

It is alleged that the driver lost control of the vehicle, which hit the rails of the bridge and then plummeted 10 meters to the ground, landing on its side  “It has been brought to our attention that most of the passengers were from Sebokeng, one of the townships in our Municipal areas”, she said.

She added by saying on behalf of the Emfuleni Local Municipality and the people of the Vaal region, “We wish to convey our heartfelt condolences to the families, relatives and friends.  “Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time of mourning and sadness. We also want to wish all the injured a speedy recovery”, concluded Hlongwane.


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