By Jacques Smalle (MPL), DA Limpopo Spokesperson on COGHSTA:
The DA extends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of a fire fighter, Modikwe Ramokgaba who was trapped in flames and died while fighting a raging fire in the Waterberg District yesterday.
It’s been reported that Ramokgaba and his fellow fire-fighters were trying to contain the veld fires raging in the area that has already destroyed 200 hectors of farmlands, vehicles, lodges and animals.
The DA also welcomes the quick reaction to deploy more fire fighters , fire trucks , air support to contain the raging flames , compounded by the current heat wave , to avert further damage.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased fire fighter during this difficult time.