Michaelhouse heals after killer crash
ALL but four of the 47 Michaelhouse pupils and staff injured in a bus crash last week have been discharged from hospital.
For three boys and one staff member still in hospital, it would be a long road to recovery, read a statement from the Midlands school.
They were injured when their bus overturned on the N3 between Hilton and Pietermaritzburg. They had been on their way to a soccer tournament.
Themba Dloti, 16, died in the crash and was buried after a funeral at Gracepoint Church in Midrand, Johannesburg.
It is believed a tyre burst and caused the bus – owned by private company Maharaj Coaches – to crash.
The school and bus company said the investigation would take some time.
The bus had not yet been returned after it was taken for inspection by a team from the Department of Transport’s collision unit, which is probing the crash. The Department of Transport was not available for comment.
Meanwhile, the school was trying to get the boys to resume normal activities, and the flags – which were flown at half-mast for Dloti – were back at the top of their poles.
“This does not, of course, take away the pain, and this is something that we will all live with for a very long time.
“Counselling for boys and staff will continue here as long as it is necessary, and no doubt discussion on the accident will continue for ever,” the school said. – Mercury Reporter