We have learned of the tragic accident at Hartebeespoortdam where a boat allegedly caught fire. We have noted the report that 5 people have lost their lives as a result of this accident. The department and the North West Province send their deepest condolences to the families of the deceased. We wish the other passengers who may be hurt a speedy recovery.
Our heartfelt thanks to the emergency teams that reacted with speed to the accident thus preventing the loss of more lives. More facts on the accident will be revealed after the authorities have done their investigations.
At this point, we urge everyone to treat this matter with the sensitivity it deserves and to allow the families to mourn in peace and to be supported.