The forerunners of the Matsha tragedy

Public school learners are frequently transported in trucks
Public school learners are frequently transported in trucks

Tragic as it was, the Matsha truck disaster is just the latest in similar fatal and non-fatal incidents involving public school learners. Staff Writers, BABOKI KAYAWE and MBONGENI MGUNI trace the unsettling history

Eleven years ago, two siblings and their cousin at Kedia Primary School perished in a truck accident just a kilometre away from Kedia village in the Boteti area.  All told, the death toll came to five.

The truck, which was used for Namola Leuba  (drought  Relief) projects, also carried shovels, axes, grass slashers and an assortment of other construction tools.

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CoA brings sanity to DIS/DCEC long-standing feud

This decision follows the raiding of the office of the former Director General of the DCEC, Tymon Katlholo early 2022 and his staff officer by the DIS operatives who reportedly took files that they had targeted.After all back and forth arguments, the CoA has set the record straight giving an invaluable lesson to the DIS that it was no super security organ and it does not have any powers to cogently supervise other security organs including the...

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