Friday, October 23, 2020

Swaziland teachers in car accident in Botswana

Four executive members of the Swaziland Association of Teachers were involved in a car accident in Botswana last week on Wednesday night when their vehicle knocked down a cow.

According to Times of Swaziland, the four were travelling to Namibia via Botswana to participate in games organised by the Southern Africa Teachers Organisation (SATO). The executive members’ vehicle was driving behind two buses carrying about 140 teachers who were going to participate in the games that began last week Friday when the accident occurred.

The accident happened at Phuduhudu in the Kgalagadi district. All the four occupants are reported to have survived the accident without sustaining serious injuries and only their vehicle was seriously damaged and had to be towed to the nearest police station. “The vehicle was damaged and is being kept at a police station but an insurance company from Swaziland has gone to fetch it,” SNAT President, Sibongile Mazibuko, is quoted as saying in the Times of Swaziland.

The report further says the executive members were then given another car by the Botswana Teachers Union (BTU) to continue with their trip after they were advised to look for a place where they could sleep and not continue with the journey that night. Earlier this year a Swaziland Member of Parliament, Bheki Mkonta died in a car accident in South Africa while travelling from Botswana. He died together with businessman Lucky Peterson who was travelling in the same car.

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