UPDATE: Police investigating CBD accident

The police are investigating the circumstances around the accident between a Tshwane metro bus and a waste removal truck in central Pretoria on Saturday.

According to Central police spokesperson, Captain Augustinah Selepe, an inquest docket was opened for further investigation.

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Rekord earlier reported that Tshwane Emergency Services spokesperson, Johan Pieterse said both vehicles smashed through the window of a car dealership on the corner of Pretorius and Du Toit streets after the collision.

“The bus driver [Johan Nolte] was declared dead on the scene while the driver of the garbage removal truck was taken to hospital with minor injuries,” Pieterse said.

He said that the accident happened around 08:30.

ER24 ambulance services also attended to the scene.

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“Shortly before 10:00, paramedics from ER24 and other services arrived on the scene where they found the bus on the side of the road,” spokesperson Werner Vermaak said.

“Three people from the bus were treated for moderate injuries on scene. They were later transported to Tshwane District Hospital.”

Messages of condolences streamed in on social media for Nolte.

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“Rest in peace Johan. We are going to miss you. He was one of the bus drivers that I always felt safe with,” resident Liezel Jansen van Vuuren said.

“Johan was always a good driver. He always looked out for the safety of his passengers,” another resident, Hannelie Meintjes, said.

Johan Nolte

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