29 January 2020
SADTU Gauteng expresses shock and grief at the tragic death of three teachers who died in a fatal car accident on Sunday, 26 January 2020.
They had been missing since Sunday and were identified by their respective families at the mortuary today. They were working at Riverlea High School. The loss of lives under such circumstances is regrettable. It is a major setback to the education transformation process and an indelible dent to the teaching profession.
We commend the MEC for Education and Youth Development, Panyaza Lesufi for responding swiftly to this unfortunate situation and trust that all the necessary steps shall be taken to support the families and the entire school community.
We trust that the relevant institutions shall establish the cause of this horrendous incident and take appropriate measures.
We extend our sincere condolences to families and friends of the deceased.
Tseliso Ledimo - Provincial Secretary -08245 94737
Dudu Nkosi - Provincial Deputy Secretary-0824594743