SADTU KZN Statement on the recent Pongola Road Accident

19 September 2022

SADTU in KwaZulu Natal is shocked and saddened by the fatal accident that took place on the N2 PONGOLA. This devastating accident has reminded us again about how reckless some people are on public roads.
 
Not long ago, the province of KwaZulu Natal was plagued by road carnages. School children have been victims for many times as they commute every day to and from schools. It is sad to hear that about 18 learners, one student teacher and the driver lost their lives in this
accident.

SADTU, this morning (19/09/22), dispatched her Mzala Nxumalo regional leadership led by the Deputy Provincial Secretary to join teams of stakeholders that are visiting the affected schools and families. The Union has witnessed the grief engulfing the families and schools as
they lost their loved ones. The purpose of the visit was to provide the necessary support and condolences as we share in their pain.

SADTU sends her heartfelt condolences to the affected families, the PONGOLA Community and affected schools which are: 

Victorious Independent Combined (10 learners) Ziqalele Primary (4
learners), Thembikuhle Primary (2 learners) and Sakhumuzi Primary (2 learners).
 
The Union as a social actor further commits to work with all stakeholders in dealing with this painful situation especially in providing support to the teachers, learners, and the families of the deceased. 

We urge all the law enforcement agencies which are involved in the matter to go deeper in their investigation so that the country can find solutions to these road carnages.

Issued by: The Secretariat
Contact: Nomarashiya Caluza, Provincial Secretary ​​​​​​Deputy:
082 611 7027
Jabulani Nxumalo: Deputy Provincial Secretary: 082 611 7028