Media release

Government saddened by Hoerskool Driehoek accident

01 February 2019

1 February 2019

Government sends heartfelt condolences and message of sympathy to families of the children who died tragically at Hoërskool Driehoek in Vanderbijl, Sedibeng when a walkway fell on them.

It is sad and tragic that children had to die in this manner in a school environment. Our thoughts are with the families of the victims of this tragic incident. The provincial Department of Education is providing much-needed support to the school as well as the injured learners.

Gauteng Education MEC Phanyaza Lesufi visited the scene and investigations are underway as to the cause of the accident.

Government urges the public to always ensure the safety of children wherever they are, be it schools, churches or play grounds.

Government sends condolences to the families of the departed and wishes the injured speedy recovery.

Phumla Williams
Cell: 083 501 0139

Issued by: Government Communications

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