SA MP Timothy Khoza dies in Cape accident

The accident scene where Timothy Khoza died

An ANC MP died and three others were seriously injured in a auto accident outside Paarl in Cape Town on Tuesday morning.

"The MPs' vehicle overturned while travelling to Paarl as part of oversight visits to various schools in the area".

The MPs who were critically injured were Nomalungelo Gina of the ANC, Ian Ollis of the DA, and Cynthia Majeke of the UDM.

The Democratic Alliance released a statement on the accident, saying it was "shocked and deeply saddened to hear about the very bad crash in which members of the Basic Education Portfolio Committee were involved". The three members are now receiving care at the Paarl Medi-Clinic.

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ANC deputy chief whip Doris Dlakude travelled to Paarl to identify the MP who died. The MPs were on an oversight visit of schools in the Cape Winelands.

The statement reads, "This happens a few days after we lost another ANC MP over the weekend".

One of the MPs passed away at the scene. So, to the family, we want to wish them all the best and strength. Last week, ANC MP Trevor Bonhomme died after a long illness. "We trust that they will make a speedy recovery‚" said Steenhuisen. The ANC said it was unfortunate that it was losing another member in such a short space of time. She said she knew Khoza well and worked with her in Parliament for years.


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