President Zuma extends condolences to families of the victims of a horror crash in Mpumalanga
13 July 2012President Jacob Zuma has expressed shock, sadness and outrage at the death of 24 people and injury to many others in the collision involving a goods train and a truck ferrying farm workers near Malelane in Mpumalanga province.
This has happened so soon after the death of 20 people in Meyerton recently in a bus accident.
“We are deeply saddened at the loss of the lives of so many people, most of whom are likely to be breadwinners. The pain felt by the families is immeasurable. We reiterate that it is important for drivers to exercise maximum caution at all times, especially when transporting passengers. On behalf of government and the people of South Africa, we would like to extend our deepest condolences to the bereaved families and wish a speedy recovery to all those who were injured." said President Zuma.
The President further urged the law enforcement authorities to get to the bottom of the crash and take appropriate action in case of wrongdoing on anyone’s part.
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Issued by: The Presidency