Deputy President David Mabuza’s convoy has been involved in multiple collisions in Middleburg, Mpumalanga, that resulted in one fatality.
Reports from the crash scene on Sunday indicate that Mabuza was unscathed.
Commenting on the tragedy, South African Police Service (SAPS) management said they were “saddened by the death of one of its members due to a motor vehicle accident in Middleburg, Mpumalanga”.
In a statement SAPS said, “at about 10:30 on Sunday, (20 November 2022), the Deputy President’s motorcade was travelling between Mpumalanga and Gauteng when one of the backup vehicles’ tyre burst, causing the vehicle to roll over”.
Three members who were in the vehicle sustained serious injuries.
“One of these members was declared dead at the scene while the other two were transported to a nearby hospital for urgent medical attention,” said SAPS Colonel Athlenda Mathe.
“The SAPS Employee Health and Wellness (EHW) Unit has been dispatched to notify the families of the deceased member and the injured members.”
The National Commissioner of the SAPS, General Fannie Masemola has on behalf of the SAPS sent his condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased member and also wished the injured members a speedy recovery.
A case of culpable homicide has been registered at the Middleburg Police Station.
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