Belinda Maunze, a parent of one of the injured pupils, gazed at the wreck in disbelief. “My child is nine years old,” she said.
“I was so shocked, it is so, so painful. We live in Gugulethu. I saw my child, she has an injury on her leg but it’s not too bad. It is better than the others.”
City of Cape Town traffic services spokesperson Richard Coleman said 11 children were seriously injured and 11 had slight injuries.
The driver of the taxi was seriously injured, he said, and another adult in the vehicle had also been hurt.