The company whose bus overturned, while transporting passengers from an ANC manifesto launch in Port Elizabeth to Ekurhuleni, has shared more details on possible causes of the accident.
Ten African National Congress volunteers were confirmed dead following the accident, with reports that the co-drivers were swopping seats while the bus was moving.
702's John Robbie spoke to spokesperson of Kabati Transport Services, Wesley Maringa, about more details on the issue.
Listen to the interview below:
There's just a confusion of the exact activity that happened in as far as the allegation of drivers swopping seats is concerned.— Wesley Maringa, Kabati Transport Services spokesperson
The other driver confirms that he saw the bus slowly moving off the road and got close to the steering wheel, by that time, it was already too late. They were not changing seats.— Wesley Maringa, Kabati Transport Services spokesperson
The two drivers are among our most credible and trusted drivers who are well trained and have always driven long distance.— Wesley Maringa, Kabati Transport Services spokesperson
Kabati Transport is twelve years in existence, an accident of this maginitude is a first in the existence of the company.— Wesley Maringa, Kabati Transport Services spokesperson