Public urged to allow law enforcement officers to probe accident

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) has urged the public not to speculate on what caused the accident that resulted in the death of a Member of Parliament (MP) and seriously injured three MPs.

“RTMC crash investigating team will work with other law enforcement authorities to investigate and establish the root cause of the crash.”

RTMC has called on the public to allow the investigating team to execute their responsibilities without fear, prejudice and bias.

One MP died on the scene while three other MPs were seriously injured in the accident on Wednesday morning, near Paarl in Cape Town.

The accident involved the four MPs, who work in the National Assembly and belong to the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education.

RTMC said the three injured have been identified as Nomalungelo Gina of the African National Congress, Ian Ollis of the Democratic Alliance and Cynthia Majeke of the United Democratic Movement.

“The African National Congress (ANC) has confirmed that its member of parliament Timothy Khoza passed away in the crash on the Western Cape and three other MPs were injured,” RTMC said.

This unfortunate event happened when members of the Portfolio Committee on Education were on their way to perform oversight responsibilities in Paarl.

“Road crashes are a socio-economic problem that affects us as individuals and as society. As the country we have been robbed off one of the hard working and committed servants of the people. 

“At this moment we find it befitting and appropriate to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family, Parliament and the respective political parties, in particular the party affected by the loss of one of their own,” RTMC said. –

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