Parents and authorities in Eastern Cape have been left in shock after a drunk driver let a student drive the school bus as he drank his alcohol. Drunk school bus driver lets school girl drive – Video
The driver of the bus was suspended indefinitely following the viral video that has made rounds on social media.
The incident happened outside of Moshesh Agricultural Senior Secondary School, near Matatiele in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.
As the students were embarking on their journey, the driver realised he was too drunk to continue driving and decided to let one of the students drive for a better part of the journey.
In the video, a Grade 10 pupil is seen driving the bus as the driver stood guzzling his beer whilst talking to her.
The Eastern Cape Education Department spokesperson Monwabisi Mbangeni said the bus operator’s license has been terminated but did not clarify on the charges laid against the reckless driver.
Moshoeshoe Agriculture high school learner in Matatiele had to take the wheel of a bus ferrying learners because the driver was drunk. He continued to drink as she drivers. pic.twitter.com/zVW0hgmvJd
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“It is very clear the bus was being driven by the pupil. Obviously, she does not have a code 14 licence. We can’t proceed with a person who is playing with peoples’ lives. The Eastern Cape education department has now cancelled its contract with the operator, and alternative transport arrangements for the students are being made.”
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