Ramaphosa mourns passing of learners in horror crash

Ramaphosa mourns passing of learners in horror crash

President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his sadness following the deaths of 12 learners from Rocklands Primary School and Laerskool Blyvooruitsig in Carletonville in a road incident in Merafong City.

President Cyril Ramaphosa

The pupils were involved in a crash on Wednesday morning on their way to school. 

Seven other pupils sustained injuries and were rushed to hospital for medical attention. 

Ramaphosa has conveyed his condolences to the affected families.

"President Ramaphosa offers his condolences to the families, friends, fellow learners and educators of the deceased children", says presidency spokesperson Vincent Magwenya.

"The loss of such young lives at the start of a new school term touches all of us as a nation.

"We wish the affected families and school communities the best as they mourn the passing of children who have been deprived of fulfilling their potential and spending their lives with families and friends.

"This tragedy, which regretfully is not the first of its kind to confront us, demands that we exercise our obligation to protect our children with the utmost care."

The President also wished a speedy and full recovery to the seven learners who suffered injuries in the incident.


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