6 officers die in head-on collision

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According to City Press, Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha expressed shock and pain at a horrific accident that claimed lives of five correctional officials and a policeman just five km from the Rooigrond Correctional Centre in the North West Province.

“I am shocked and pained by this tragic accident. It has tragically cut short the lives of our correctional officials and a policeman, leaving their families grappling with this immense loss.”

Correctional services acting national commissioner Nontsikelelo Jolingana said: “The correctional services family is joining the families of these officials in mourning their tragic loss.
“This has left Rooigrond and North West correctional officials devastated and asking questions that none of us can answer. We will do our best to support the families of the deceased officials, as well as their colleagues.”

North West police commissioner, Lieutenant General Zukiswa Mbombo sent his condolences to the families.

“Our hearts are with the families of all deceased during this difficult time,” he said.

“A car carrying five correctional officials had a head-on collision with a … police car, leaving the six officials … dead, five of them on the accident scene while the sixth was declared dead on arrival at hospital,” spokesperson Lawrence Ngoveni said.

Ngoveni said the names of those killed would be released once their next of kin had been informed.

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