Gov’t limits Limpopo crash victims’ burial attendance

state hosts mass burial for 45 crash victims
state hosts mass burial for 45 crash victims

With many people interested in attending the mass burial of the Limpopo bus crash victims scheduled for tomorrow morning in Molepolole, government has decided to restrict the number of those who can attend.

The Minister of State President, Kabo Morwaeng, said on Friday that not everyone will be permitted access at the burial site. The solemn event, which aims to honour the lives of 45 deceased individuals, will take place at Molepolole Sports Complex where the general public will be allowed to attend but not at the burial site. Morwaeng emphasized that this is to avoid overcrowding. "At the cemetery, there will be families of the deceased and a few people to go help with the burial," he added.

He urged the general public to understand the necessity of these measures and suggested that those who can, should instead watch the funeral service proceedings live on national television and other media platforms. Speaking about the preparations which are underway at the Molepolole sports complex, Morwaeng reassured the public, stating, "Arrangements are ongoing at the Molepolole Sports Complex to prepare for the funeral service tomorrow at 5 am."

For his part, spokesperson for the Botswana Police Service (BPS), Dipheko Motube, shared transport arrangements for attendees of the funeral service at the Molepolole Sports Complex. "People should leave their cars at designated locations, including Lewis Primary School, Suping Primary School, Tshegetsang Junior School, and Motswasele Junior School. "Transport will be provided to ferry attendees to the stadium, and the BPS will ensure the safety of vehicles left behind," he said. Motube highlighted that this is also a way to avoid traffic and control the expected crowd of attendees.

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