Department of Justice and Correctional Services has sent its condolences to the
eight Correctional Officers who passed away this morning.
correctional services vehicle was involved in an accident with a bakkie and a
truck on the N2 near Swellendam this morning.
is believed that the truck collided with the bakkie which was pushed towards
oncoming traffic where the officials were travelling.
Spokesperson Mthunzi Mhaga said Minister Masutha has sent condolences to the
colleagues as well as the families of the 8 correctional officers who
accidently died this morning on their way to work,
has also wished speedily recovery to the surviving officials and cautioned all
motorists to be very considerate whilst using roads.
Meanwhile the Democratic
Alliance has called for a thorough investigation into the tragic accident in
Swellendam this morning.
DA MP of Correctional Services
James Selfe said the officials of the Department of Correctional services have
fulfil an absolutely crucial role in the criminal justice system and very often
those officials go above and beyond the call of duty in fulfilling their
"For those reasons, we would
like to extend our sympathy to the department and to the families of everyone
concerned," Selfe added.
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