Human Rights

SAPS management mourns the death of Presidential Protection Service (PPS) member

PRETORIA – The management of the South African Police Service (SAPS) are saddened by the death of one of its members due to a motor vehicle accident in Middleburg, Mpumalanga.
The SAPS confirms that at about 10:30 on Sunday, 20 November 2022, the Deputy President’s motorcade was travelling between Mpumalanga and Gauteng when one of the back-up vehicles’ tyre burst, causing the vehicle to roll over.
Three members who were in the vehicle sustained serious injuries. One of these members was declared dead at the scene while the other two were transported to a nearby hospital for urgent medical attention.
The SAPS Employee Health and Wellness (EHW) Unit has been dispatched to notify the families of the deceased member and the injured members.
The National Commissioner of the SAPS, General Fannie Masemola has on behalf of the SAPS sent his condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased member and also wished the injured members a speedy recovery.
A case of culpable homicide has been registered at the Middleburg Police Station.

Source: South African Police Service