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'varsity didn't hire bus'

By unknown | Jun 11, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Frank Maponya

Frank Maponya

The bus involved in the accident that claimed the lives of three students at the weekend was organised privately, and not by the university.

This was said yesterday by University of Limpopo (UL) spokesman Kgalema "DK" Mohuba.

He said the transport was organised by leaders of the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) on the campus to go and bury a fellow activist who had died in an accident two weeks ago.

But Mohuba said the university would pay the families of each dead student R10000 towards burial costs.

The institution will also provide transport to fellow students who want to go to the funerals of their departed colleagues.

"We are compiling a list of students and members of staff who want to attend the funerals this week," Mohuba said.

"The sooner they forward their names to us the better.".

UL lost two students in the tragic accident outside Giyani on Saturday morning.

The third victim was found to have been registered with the University of Venda.

Mohuba said students who missed their examinations because of the accident would have special arrangements made for them.

The students were on their way to Mhinga village near Malamulele to bury Gin Maluleke, a former ANCYL member at UL.

Mohuba said Maluleke was no longer registered with the institution at the time of his death.

"As an institution we must put on record that we were not involved in arranging the transport that killed two of our students at the weekend," Mohuba said.

The ANCYL is a recognised political structure at the university.

Mohuba said the league, as a political structure on campus, was responsible for organising its own activities without involving the university.


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