Tragic Accident – On behalf of the MEC for Education in KwaZulu-Natal, the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu, the KZN Department of Education's HoD, Dr Enock Vusumuzi Zama together with the MEC for Arts, Culture Sports & Recreation and MEC for Social Development, visited the seriously injured Learners at Church of Scotland Hospital in Tugela Ferry in uMsinga.
The MEC for Education in KwaZulu-Natal, the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu sent his condolences to the school, family and all those close to the deased on behalf of the Department of Education.
The Department of Arts and Culture together with the Endumeni Municipality were preparing for Umkhosi Womhlanga and the learners were taken for rehearsal for the event. On their way around Pomeroy, the combi that they were travelling with lost control, capsized and burnt. Six learners and the driver died on the scene. Nine learners were rushed to the COSH Hospital in Tugela Ferry at Msinga, Later one learner was transferred to Greys Hospital in Pietermaritzburg.