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04 May 2017

The funeral service for the victims of the Verena Crash that occurred on the 21st of April 2017 will be held on Saturday.

This is after forensic experts finalised the process of identification on Monday.

The Funeral Planning Committee led by Mpumalanga MEC for Community Safety, Security and Liaison Pat Ngomane and Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi consulted family members members pertaining to the burial date.

Sixteen learners and the General Assistant will be buried in Welvenkop in Verena on Saturday while two learners will be buried on Sunday in KwaNongoma in KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo respectively.

The Mass Funeral follows the burial of the driver of the midi-bus last Saturday in Welvenkop. The driver was transporting the learners when the tragic crash occurred in Wolvenkop, Verena.

Of those involved in the accident, 20 died whereas 7 were injured and hospitalized. Three of the 7 remain in hospital while 4 have since been discharged.

The funeral arrangements are as follows:

Date: Saturday, 06 May 2017
Time: 08:00
Venue: Wolvenkop

Memorial Services will continue as follows:

Schools Memorial Service

Date: Wednesday, 3 May 2017
Time: ​13:00
Venue: Sokhulumi Community Hall

Public Memorial Service

Date: Thursday, 4 May 2017
Time: ​11:00
Venue: Verena Open Ground


Joseph Mabuza - 082 678 1450
Elijah Mhlanga – 083 580 8275
Steve Mabona - 072 574 3860

Issued on behalf of the funeral committee

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