Mickoski: Deeply ingrained corruption is behind the Besa bus disaster

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VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski demanded answers from the Government on the Besa bus disaster that claimed 45 lives on Tuesday morning. Mickoski asked how is it possible that the bus that was used for a trip to Istanbul left the country 135 times even though it was not registered for international traffic.

  • I am astonished how could the transport inspection, whose head is a relative of a leader of one of the ruling parties, allow this vehicle to leave the country 135 times. It reality, this is a major case of corruption that has spread through our institutions, Mickoski said.

He added that the corruption of the SDSM – DUI Government can be traced to previous disasters, such as the 2019 bus tragedy with 16 deaths on the Skopje – Tetovo highway, and the Covid hospital fire that killed 14 people just a few months ago.