Education inequality | Too far to walk to school

Many learners who walk at least 10km per day say when they are tired, they have no choice but to ask for lifts from motorists. eNCA's Lindokuhle Xulu reports. Courtesy #DStv403

THOHOYANDOU - Pupils hitchhiking to and from school is a norm in many parts of Limpopo.

But the safety around this has been placed in the spotlight after 6 pupils died while catching a lift in a bakkie.

Many learners who walk at least 10km per day say when they are tired, they have no choice but to ask for lifts from motorists.

Some motorists are sympathetic, stopping to give them a lift.

But, this recently went wrong when six pupils died in a horrible crash.

Limpopo Education MEC Polly Boishielo says the province does provide transport to those who need it.

Boishielo has warned against pupils who continue to hitchhike.

* eNCA's Lindokuhle Xulu reports.

Source
eNCA

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