The Provincial Commissioner of the Police in the Free State, Lieutenant General Baile Motswenyane extended her deepest condolences to the families and loved ones affected by the tragic accident that occurred on 6 February 2024.
The names of the deceased were released in a statement by the office of the Provincial Commissioner.
“We hereby release the names of the deceased individuals involved in the accident: Oagile Gailele (13), Lerato Keketsi (13), Busisiwe Makansela (13), Tlotlisang Mokotjo (13), Relebohile Nteo (14), Katleho Semelo (13).”
Motswenyane added that their hearts goes out to the families and friends of those who lost their lives in this unfortunate incident.
“We request show of respect coming to the privacy of the grieving families during this difficult time.
Police are still continuing with investigations on a culpable homicide case and it’s still too early to hold anyone liable until it has been proven as such by the outcome of the investigations.”
The Provincial Commissioner appeals to the communities to be sensitive about the details pertaining to this accident and avoid communicating unconfirmed information which might cause out more strain on the families which are already going through very difficult times.
Compiled by Abigail Visagie