Ramaphosa and Masisi visit bus accident site

Ramaphosa and Masisi visit bus accident site

The President for South Africa H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa and Botswana President H.E. Mokgweetsi Masisi visited the site where the horrific bus accident took place in Limpopo, South Africa and claimed 45 lives with one survivor.

News broke during the Easter holidays after congregants from the Republic of Botswana who were on their way to Moria in South Africa using the R518 route met their untimely death, when the bus fell off the bridge and burst into flames, some bodies were burnt beyond recognition. 45 lives were lost and only an eight year old girl who was travelling with her grandmother on the trip survived.

The eight year old was treated at the hospital in Limpopo province and made good recovery, she has since been sent back home to Botswana.

The two Presidents visited the site on Thursday, 11 April 2024 to see what is left of the scene and commemorate the lost lives. President Ramaphosa and Masisi kicked off the site visit with a closed door briefing before heading to the scene.

President Masisi expressed his gratitude to South Africa for being helpful to the Batswana nationals. He said he is at the scene to see where his people perished and go back home and give feedback to the nation. President Mokgweetsi Masisi said he is happy with the way that South Africa handled the matter.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has since conveyed South Africa’s condolences to Botswana for the lives lost.

The Minister for Transport in South Africa Ms Sindisiwe Chikunga has attributed the accident to human error.


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