The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party led by Julius Malema has released a statement following an accident that happened in Mpumalanga on Tuesday and killed four party members. Pindula News presents the statement below:
STATEMENT ON THE CAR ACCIDENT THAT CLAIMED THE LIVES OF FOUR EFF MEMBERS
The Economic Freedom Fighters is saddened by the death of four of our members in Mpumalanga who died following a car accident yesterday the 23rd of May. These fighters were on their way home after doing organisational work in preparations for the bi-elections scheduled for the 1st of June at the Dr JS Moroka Municipality.
Amongst the deceased fighters are two siblings, Lucky Mashamaite and Johannes Mashamaite, while their other sibling, Jane Mashamaite is in a critical condition in hospital. Also deceased is our Councillor at the Dr JS Moroka Municipality, Fighter Bella Andronica Malate, as well as Fighter Nozulu Matshika.
We would like to pass our deepest condolences to the families of these committed sons and daughters of our land, their friends, and their comrades in the EFF. We pray that the families may find strength during this difficult time. We also wish Fighter Jane Mashamaite a speedy recovery and assure her family that the EFF will do all that is humanly possible to ensure that she gets the best possible medical care during this difficult period.
While the circumstances leading to the accident are still unclear, we all know the state of the roads in Mpumalanga, and would like to urge authorities in that province to pay special attention to fixing the state of the roads in that province. We would also like to call on all members of the EFF in the province to provide support and comfort to the families of the deceased fighters, and ensure that the planning for the funeral of these fighters does not become burdensome to the families.
May the souls of these departed soldiers of the revolution rest in peace, and may their families be comforted.