Police say two drivers were swapping seats when 10 people died in bus crash

The Free State police have confirmed that two bus drivers were swapping seats, when a bus carrying 65 ANC members overturned on the N1, near Windburg on Sunday.

However, Wesely Malinga, spokesperson of the bus company, Kabati Bus Transport services, told John Robbie this morning that the other driver confirms that he saw the bus slowly moving off the road and tried to get close to the steering wheel, but by that time, it was already too late.

He said the drivers were not switching seats.

Ten ANC volunteers from the City of Ekurhuleni died when the bus overturned on the way back from the ANC’s election manifesto in Port Elizabeth.

Lieutenant Malebo Khosana says a 31-year-old driver was briefly detained for his role in the accident. Xolani Gwala spoke to Khosana about the details on the charges against the bus drivers.

Listen to the full conversation below...

Meanwhile, families of the 10 people killed received the bodies of their loved ones this afternoon in Germiston mortuary.

The ANC’s Paul Mashatile and Mayor Mondli Gungubele were at the Germiston mortuary for the official handover.

EWN reporter, Dineo Bendile, was also at the scene. Listen to her talking to Xolani below...

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