A Grade 11 pupil at Meyerton High School in Vereeniging died after he was run over by a bus while he was trying to board it on Tuesday.
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said that according to the information the department received, the incident occurred at around 7.05am when learners were boarding the department’s pupil transport bus to school.
“It is reported that the learner was fatally trampled by the bus as he was trying to board it,” Lesufi said.
The department has since sent its psychosocial team to the school to provide trauma counselling to all those who were affected by the incident.
The incident was under investigation, the department said.
Lesufi added that the…
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