TODAY | Lekwa Legal Manager’s Memorial Service

Condolences have poured in for Lekwa Local Municipality’s Legal Manager, Vincent Nenzhelele, who died in a crash on January 14.

The accident claimed five lives on the R23 while nine others were critically injured. The municipality has organised a memorial service that will take place today at Standerton Town Hall at 11:00 am.

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“This office would like to thank Mbali Mpungose, who was the first one on the scene. She sought not only help but took two minors from the scene. She kept them in her vehicle to save them from the trauma of the accident. We would also thank the firefighters from Lekwa who did a sterling job of retrieving injured passengers.

Vincent Nenxhelele's vehicle.x
Vincent Nenzhelele’s vehicle.
Mayor at Sunshine Hospital.

“They retrieved them in a taxi without causing much damage or endangering their lives. We also want to thank the Traffic Officers and the police who worked tirelessly to control the traffic for hours in the rain. Special thanks go to the paramedics and the Standerton Hospital staff. We humbled by the care, support and professionalism shown by the staff at Sunshine Hospital in Benoni while treating our patients from this accident,” read the municipality’s statement.

Mini bus taxi.
The mayor and some family members.

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“Our heartfelt condolences go to the families of all those that lost their lives. May God grant them the strength and the courage as they prepare to plan funeral arrangements. Our prayers also go to all those that are injured. We wish them a speedy recovery and wish God can grant them the courage to be strong in these trying times. In remembering all those we have lost on the roads, we continuously need to adhere to the road regulations and ensure that we arrive alive.”

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