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IntercapeTimesLive reports that Intercape has suspended one of its bus drivers after a video of him driving recklessly went viral on social media at the weekend.  

The coach was traveling from Cape Town to Durban.  "The driver admitted that he was wrong in his actions.  He was immediately suspended, pending a disciplinary hearing," the bus service said.  His suspension came after passenger Kiewiet Pretorius posted a video on Facebook showing the man driving recklessly and putting his passengers' lives at risk.  In the 13-second video, the bus is seen passing two trucks around a bend on solid double white lines.  A charge of reckless and negligent driving is expected to be opened in Durban.  The driver has been working for the bus service since August 2016.  "The management of Intercape can assure the public of Southern Africa that this is not the standard of service.  Zero tolerance will be enforced.  Intercape regrets and apologies for the unfortunate incident," a spokesperson for the company said.

  • Read Iavan Pijoos full report on this story and view the video clip at TimesLive

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