Acting President sends condolences after deadly Denel explosion

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Acting President David Mabuza has sent his condolences to the families of eight people who lost their lives as a result of the explosion at Rheinmettal Denel Munitions in Somerset West, Western Cape.

“We have learned with sadness of the unfortunate explosion this afternoon that has reportedly claimed eight lives, while injuring several others. We wish to express, on behalf of the country and government, our deepest condolences to all the families of the deceased people. May their souls rest in peace,” said Acting President Mabuza.

On Monday afternoon, Denel, a South African State-owned aerospace and military technology enterprise, confirmed the explosion. It described the incident as a “tragic explosion.”

The Acting President also wished all those injured a speedy recovery and urged the authorities to get to the bottom of the cause of the explosion so that necessary action can be taken. -