On behalf of the IFP, I would like to send sincere condolences to our colleagues in the ANC, family and friends, for the loss of your loved ones in the tragic bus accident involving ANC members of Wards 60 and 62 Gauteng, on Sunday 17 April 2016 in Winburg, Free State.

A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on. Please accept our condolences, they will not be forgotten. We pray for those injured in the accident and wish them a speedy recovery from their injuries.

We ask authorities to act swiftly to determine the cause of the accident so that the bereaved may find closure in this difficult time.

We implore all bus companies in South Africa to regularly service, and maintain your busses so that they are safe and roadworthy when transporting our people in and around South Africa.