The EFF is once again in mourning, after four leading members of their Mpumalanga branch died as the result of a car crash in the province earlier this week. A local councillor, two siblings, and another politically-active comrade lost their lives in the accident.
EFF lose more members in horrific car crash
The cruel twist of fate comes just weeks after the EFF’s Head of International Relations, Godrich Gardee, learned his daughter Hillary had been brutally murdered near Mbombela. The politician broke hearts with his farewell message, after three suspects were detained.
It has been revealed that the four people killed in this collision were all working on an upcoming by-election, set to be held on Tuesday 1 June. A fifth member of the delegation remains in a critical condition at a hospital in Mpumalanga.
Mpumalanga road conditions come under fire
The provincial arm of the EFF has released a statement on the harrowing incident. They revealed the names of the deceased, and also pleaded with local authorities in Mpumalanga to urgently address the ‘poor condition’ of their road networks.
“The EFF is saddened by the death of four members in Mpumalanga who were killed in a car crash on 23 May. These fighters were on their way home after doing organisation work for the 1 June by-elections in the JS Moroka Municipality.”
“Amongst the deceased are two siblings, Lucky and Johannes Mashamaite, who have a sister in a critical condition in hospital. Councillor Bella Andronica Malata and Fighter Nozulu Matshika also died. We pass on our deepest condolences.”
“While the circumstances leading to the accident are still unclear, we all know the state of the roads in Mpumalanga, and would like to urge authorities in the province to pay special attention to fixing them.”EFF Mpumalanga
You can view the full statement from the EFF here: