A triple-decker of a travesty

The circumstances surrounding the bus crash early last month on the notorious Moloto Road, north of Pretoria, in which two Putco bus inspectors were killed and one survived, remain a subject of intrigue and curiosity.

The circumstances surrounding the bus crash early last month on the notorious Moloto Road, north of Pretoria, in which two Putco bus inspectors were killed and one survived, remain a subject of intrigue and curiosity.

This is because the sole survivor, Sipho Mahlangu, an inspector who escaped with serious injuries, has made serious allegations after the crash. Given the seriousness of the allegations, we believe it is imperative the claims receive urgent police attention so that they can unravel the truth.

That no statements have been taken or no police visit has been made to the survivor is rather unfortunate.

Three weeks after alleging to Sowetan that the driver of the bus deliberately rammed into the inspectors' stationary car, there seems to have been no probe into his claims.

However, Mahlangu's version of what happened that fateful day needs to be tested in a court of law.

Meanwhile, the driver of the bus has given his side of the story to the police and has already appeared in court on charges of culpable homicide.

The courts will surely take no offence in listening to Mahlangu's account and then making a ruling.

Any verdict reached without his side of the story should be viewed as a travesty of justice.

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