Letter — 13 Oct 2017

The Editor
Two weeks ago Mogol Post reported about the debris of completely burnt buses that blocked the entrance to Marapong location on Relebogile Street and causing problems.
The one bus had been twice hit by two sedans in two weeks running.
Lephalale Municipality responded to questions and an article that appeared in Mogol Post of the 29 September edition.
The query was regarding procedures to follow soon as there is debris of a vehicle blocking the road.
The municipality says law enforcement agencies’ duties on the accident scene are to investigate and upon completion they instruct the owners of the vehicle to remove the wreckage.
“In cases whereby there are fatalities, the police requests the municipality to assist in the removal of the wreckage.
During protests and riots, the municipality clears the scene only when the investigation is completed and there is a request from SAPS.”; read their response to questions asked by Mogol Post.
Furthermore the local municipality says in the case of the torched buses in Marapong, there was no request for them to assist.
Meanwhile the bus wreckage was removed on the Friday after Mogol Post published the story.
A civil society organisation named Forum of Forums claims the responsibility and say they have written to Exxaro and Group Five the day before removal of the wreckage.
— Ratlou Piet

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