By Dr Nomafrench Mbombo Western Cape Ministry of Health:
My department has learned of the horrific car crash which took place this morning just outside Citrusdal involving four of our pharmacy trainees and assistants. Three of them tragically lost their lives while one has been transferred to a hospital in the metro.
This senseless loss of young lives comes as a shock to everyone in the department. It is a tremendous loss to the Citrusdal and Clanwilliam facilities. As a result those colleagues are receiving the necessary counselling.
It is with a heavy heart that we offer our condolences to the families of the three young people who died this morning.
We will continue to offer our support to them during this difficult time.