By Jonk wa Mashamba
Free State Premier, Sisi Ntombela and Education MEC, Tate Makgoe led the provincial government delegation in paying their last respects to the fallen Sekoko Primary School teachers who died in a car accident last Friday night.
The three members were buried yesterday (Saturday, March 5, 2022) at 8:00 a.m., at the Paul Roux Stadium.
Makgoe said their presence was to convey a message of support to the bereaved family, fellow teachers, learners and friends of the deceased during this difficult time.
Four teachers, 1 SGB member, 1 cleaner from Sekoko Primary School in Paul Roux died on 25 February, Friday 2022 around 21:00.
This was after a 22-seater white Mercedes Benz Sprinter minibus taxi overturned on the N5 road about six kilometres from Bethlehem.
Five people lost their lives at the scene, four women and one man. The other one died in the hospital last Saturday.
Seven sustained serious injuries and were transported to Dihlabeng Regional Hospital, Phekolong Hospital and Medi-Clinic Hospital.
The passengers were teachers and SGB members of Sekoko Primarthe Sekoko Primary school.
They were driving back home from attending a workshop in Tweeling.
“We wish to convey our sincere condolences to the family and the entire school population.
“We are with them in our prayers during this difficult period of grief,” said distraught MEC Makgoe.
Teachers, parents and pupils have been offered counselling.