President Jacob Zuma has extended his deep-felt condolences to the family of Member of Parliament (MP) in the National Assembly, Mr Timothy Khoza, who passed on this morning, 02 August 2017, following a fatal car accident near Paarl in Cape Town.
According to reports, Mr Khoza, travelling with three other MPs belonging to the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education, namely; Ms Nomalungelo Gina of the ANC, Mr Ian Ollis of the DA and Ms Cynthia Majeke of the UDM, were conducting a week-long oversight visit to various schools in the Western Cape when they were involved in a collision.
The other MPs sustained injuries and are receiving medical attention in hospital.
We are deeply shocked and saddened by the untimely passing of Mr Khoza who tragically lost his life while providing service to our people and was committed to improving the quality of education in South Africa. We wish to extend our deepest condolences to his family. May his soul rest in peace, said President Zuma.
The President has also wished a speedy recovery for the rest of the Members of Parliament who are receiving medical attention.
Source: The Presidency Republic of South Africa