Mpyana siblings amongst the six teachers laid to rest

CRIME

By Staff Reporter

POLOKWANE– The community of Moletjie outside Polokwane in Limpopo is in mourning as six of the ten teachers who perished in a horrific collision between a minibus-taxi and a truck have been laid to rest.

The tragic accident occurred on May 28 on the notorious R521 road between Polokwane and Mogwadi, formerly known as Dendron.

Mpyana Sisters Among the Deceased

Among the victims were two sisters, Asnath and Priscilla Mpyana. Both were dedicated educators: Asnath at Kgolouthwana Secondary in Bochum East and Priscilla at Ramotshabi Secondary in Bochum West. Their loss has deeply affected the communities they served and their respective schools.

The other teachers laid to rest include:

  • Selepe MD, a teacher at Maphetja Primary in Maleboho East.
  • Kgakoa CMF, a teacher at TP Seakamela Primary in Maleboho East.
  • Semenya KS, a teacher at Kgobokanang Primary in Maleboho East.

The teachers were among the 13 victims killed in the collision, which claimed the lives of both drivers and passengers.

The crash occurred when a staff minibus ferrying teachers to the Senwabarwana area collided head-on with a heavy-duty truck.

Transport authorities have attributed the cause of the accident to poor visibility. Both drivers and passengers were killed on impact, marking a devastating loss for the local community.

In addition to the six teachers buried in Moletjie, another teacher, Kwena Teffo, was laid to rest at Seshego Zone 5 on Saturday. The crash also claimed the lives of the taxi and truck drivers and an Eskom employee.

Education MEC Mavhungu Lerule-Ramakhanya and Transport MEC Florence Radzilani have expressed their heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families. Their messages of support are a small comfort to a community grappling with the loss of educators who played crucial roles in shaping the lives of many students.

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