Two sons of a South African mayor, reportedly died in accident which occurred few hours after they received their matric results.
Spokesperson of OR Tambo District , Ayongezwa Lungisa, who confirmed the incident, disclosed that the two sons of the South African mayor who were travelling with their cousin and a friend in a double-cab bakkie, were aged 18 and 23.
“One of the boys had been adopted by the mayor, while the other was her biological, last-born son,” said Lungisa.
“The cousin and friend are in hospital fighting for their lives,” Lungisa said.
“This is a huge loss, not only for the executive mayor, Cllr Nomakhosazana Meth, and the Meth family, but the district as a whole, as these were the young men who just received their matric results. The leadership and the people of the district are with the Meth family during this time of sadness and sorrow.
It notes that this should have been the moment to celebrate Cllr Meth’s immense work towards the improvement of matric within the region, as she had been the ambassador of education in the region, inculcating the efforts of promoting education as a societal matter.
“The district therefore wishes to convey its deepest, heartfelt condolences to the Meth family. May the souls of the dearly departed rest in eternal peace,” Lungisa added.
It was further gathered that the brothers will be buried on January 18 2019.