For Immediate Release
10th June 2022
SATAWU SENDS ITS HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES AND STRENGTH TO ALL THE FAMILIES OF THE PASSENGERS DIED IN A BUS TRAGIC CRASH
The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) sends its heartfelt and sincere condolences to the families of the deceased that passed away this morning in an accident involving Thari Bus and a truck, in Pretoria going to Centurion. It is very unfortunate that fifteen (15) Passengers passed away on the spot and twenty-two (22) Passengers sustained critical injuries.
One of the Thari Buses, based in Brits in the North West collided with a truck. We call upon to our law enforcement agencies to investigate the cause of this tragic incident and if there’s anyone at fault, they must be held accountable with no fear or favour. We also call upon our Road Traffic Agencies to decisively deal with those driving unroadworthy vehicles, drink and driving and unlicensed individuals.
SATAWU is committed and working very hard in ensuring that our Members, Staff and Passengers are experiencing safe and secure services from all our Sectors. It is indeed very disturbing and that our passengers are not safe as this is the second accident in a space of 3 weeks, recently eight(8) passengers died when two vehicles collided in Makhanda in the Eastern Cape.
In conclusion , the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union is once again offering its condolences to all the affected families, and we wish other Passengers strength and we wish them speedy recovery during this difficult time.
Issued By SATAWU
General Secretary Cde Jack Mazibuko: 082 660 4793
Deputy General Secretary Cde Anele Kiet : 071 021 1903
Head Of Communications Amanda Tshemese : 062 945 7217