The motorcade of South Africa’s deputy president David Mabuza was involved in a terrible accident that left one person dead in Middelburg, Mpumalanga, on Sunday.
The South Africa Police Service confirmed a member of the SAPS protection unit died in the crash. A case of culpable homicide has been registered at the Middelburg police station.
“The SAPS confirms that at about 10:30am on Sunday, 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,” said Col Athlenda Mathe.
“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.”
SAPS national police commissioner Gen Fannie Masemola has conveyed his condolences to the friends, family and colleagues of the deceased officer, while wishing the injured officers a speedy recovery.
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