JOHANNESBURG – The Democratic Alliance (DA) is looking on Protection Minister Thandi Modise to launch an impartial investigation into the dying of six SANDF troopers who misplaced their lives in a runaway veld fireplace within the Northern Cape.
A raging fireplace, fueled by robust winds, tore by a navy coaching base in Lohatla within the province on Friday afternoon, injuring three others.
Gear and a number of navy autos have been additionally destroyed within the fireplace.
Six #SANDF troopers have been killed and three others sustained secondary diploma burns following a runaway veld fireplace within the Northern Cape yesterday afternoon. The fireplace rolled in from a close-by mine and into the SA Military’s Fight Coaching Centre (CTC) at Lohatla.
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The DA’s parliamentary consultant for defence and navy veterans, Kobus Marais: “The DA thanks the SANDF members who did distinctive work to restrict the additional lack of life and injury to the ability and gear. We name on Defence Minister Thandi Modise to launch an impartial investigation to offer closure after the horrific incident and to make sure that the required preventive measures are in place.”
In the meantime, humanitarian organisation, Reward of the Givers, has offered help to over 1,000 troopers within the Northern Cape whose belongings have been destroyed within the fireplace.
On the similar time, the SANDF will convene a board of inquiry into the fireplace.