Unlicenced driving: 1 killed, 8 other pupils sent to hospital in Limpopo

A father let his 18-year-old son who had no driver licence drive a family bakkie near a school on Tuesday morning last week, just minutes before the classes. As a result of such a reckless act, nine pupils of Mohlatlego Machaba Secondary School in Limpopo were harmed, one of the victims died of his injuries right on the accident scene.

The unlicensed “driver” reportedly ploughed into a group of learners after he had allegedly lost control of the vehicle.

“A 14-year-old boy died and eight other pupils were “recuperating from serious injuries at home”, police spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said on Thursday.

The charges of unintended murder and causing grievous bodily harm will be brought against two, father and son, in the Bolobedu Magistrates’ Court on Thursday. The 18-year-old suspect will also be charged with driving an unroadworthy motor vehicle and driving a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s licence.

The father is accused of permitting a person to drive a motor vehicle knowing that he did not have a valid driver’s licence.

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