Cops to charge principal for overloading 26-seater bus with 65 pupils

Cops to charge principal for overloading 26-seater bus with 65 pupils

A principal will be charged with the endangerment of school children's lives after an overloaded 26-seater bus was pulled over by cops.

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On Wednesday, the Gauteng Province took to social media to share several photos of a 26-seater bus carrying 65 learners.

Briefly.co.za gathered the crowded bus was off-loaded before cops escorted the bus back to the school. The post added the principal would be charged for the incident.

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"Premier @David_Makhura is off-loading a school bus which was carrying 65 learners in a 26 seater bus. The @SAPoliceService will be escorting the bus to school and the principal will be charged on sight," the photos were captioned.

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South Africans condemned the footage and added the kids' lives were in danger. Social media users praised the cops for acting against the unlawful behaviour.

Duncan Dean, who goes by the Twitter handle‏ @dunxen, commented: "Extremely dangerous! Good to see police more proactive about this situation that happens far too often."
Another tweep, @Dee76308087, added: "Such a danger to the kids, happy to see that the police are dealing with this."

It is not the first time something like this has happened. Briefly.co.za previously reported cops pulled over a taxi and asked its passengers to step outside because it was overloaded with young school kids.

A video of the incident shocked Mzansi as they watched way too many young learners stepping out the taxi.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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