MOTION WITHOUT NOTICE

 

MOTION ON DEVASTATING TAXI CRASH OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT ENTRANCE

The African National Congress moves without notice: That the House

  1. notes with shock the devastating taxi crash outside one of the entrances of Parliament on Friday 20 August 2021;

  2. understands that the overloaded minibus taxi carrying 22 school pupils and 2 adults crashed into a bollard in front of Parliament after allegedly jumping a red robot, resulting in injuries of several pupils;

  3. acknowledges that a sturdy metal bollard prevented the minibus from ramming parliament’s gates and it missed the statue by a few metres;

  4. further acknowledges that children were treated at the scene and then taken to Groote Schuur, District Six and Somerset Hospitals;

  5. calls upon the relevant authorities to investigate the circumstances of the accident and leave no stone unturned to ensure the safety of the children; and

  6. wishes the injured pupils involved in the crash a speedy recovery.

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