MEDIA RELEASE BY DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE:
SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL DEFENCE FORCE MEMBERS
INVOLVED IN A CAR ACCIDENT
Date of release 27 May 2011
The Department of Defence regrets to announce
the passing on of three (3) members of the South
African National Defence Force (SANDF) following
a car accident that occurred on the N1 highway
en-route Air Force Base Makhado from Pretoria.
Three members died on the scene while other
seven passengers sustained minor injuries. Of
the seven (7) members, five (5) have since been
released from Nylstroom Hospital.
The names of the deceased will only be
announced once their next-of-kin have been
informed. The Minister of Defence and Military
Veterans, Acting Chief of SANDF and Chief of the
South African Air Force wish to convey their
sincerest condolences to the families and
friends of the deceased.
The South African Police Service and the
Military Police are still investigating the
cause of the accident.
ISSUED BY: Department of Defence
(Media Liaison Section)
ENQUIRIES Lieutenant Colonel Ronald Maseko
082 046 2639