South Africa

Two pupils, motorcyclist die as bike and taxi collide in Tembisa

Two pupils, motorcyclist die as bike and taxi collide in Tembisa

Two pupils and a motorcyclist died in an accident in Tembisa, east of  Johannesburg, on Monday.

Gauteng education department spokesperson Steve Mabona said the pupils were travelling in scholar transport when the crash occurred, close to the primary school they attend. 

Mabona said 21 pupils were in the taxi at the time.

“All the injured pupils were taken to Tembisa Hospital,” he said.

Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi was on his way to the scene. 

The latest deaths bring to 16 the number of Gauteng pupils who have died in tragic circumstances since the start of the year. 

This is a developing story.