The funeral service for the victims of the Verena Crash that occurred on the 21st of April 2017 will be held on Saturday.
This is after forensic experts finalised the process of identification on Monday.
The Funeral Planning Committee led by Mpumalanga MEC for Community Safety, Security and Liaison Pat Ngomane and Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi consulted family members pertaining to the burial date.
Sixteen learners and the General Assistant will be buried in Wolvenkop in Verena on Saturday while two learners will be buried on Sunday in KwaNongoma in KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo respectively.
The Mass Funeral follows the burial of the driver of the mini-bus last Saturday in Wolvenkop. The driver was transporting the learners when the tragic crash occurred on Friday, 21 April 2017 in Wolvenkop, Verena. Of those involved in the accident 20 died whereas 7 were injured and hospitalized. Three of the 7 remain in hospital while 4 have since been discharged.
The funeral arrangements are as follows:
Date: Saturday, 06 May 2017
Memorial Services will continue as follows:
Schools Memorial Service
Date: Wednesday, 3 May 2017
Venue: Sokhulumi Community Hall
Public Memorial Service
Date: Thursday, 4 May 2017
Venue: Verena Open Ground
Enquiries: Joseph Mabuza - 082 678 1450 | Elijah Mhlanga – 083 580 8275 | Steve Mabona - 072 574 3860
ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE FUNERAL COMMITTEE