SACar crash claims life of another government official
─── 12:14 Sun, 26 Sep 2021
Khaya Somgqeza, the Head of the office of Deputy Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Patekile Holomisa, has been killed in a car crash.
He was involved in a crash outside Mthatha in the Eastern Cape on Friday.
Somgqeza's death comes less than a week after Johannesburg Mayor Jolidee Matongo was killed in a car accident on the Golden Highway, south of the city.
Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Ronald Lamola says he is deeply saddened by Somgqeza’s passing.
"His death has sent shockwaves in the ministry as well as both departments under the ministry's leadership," says Lamola.
"Somgqeza was an experienced public servant who executed his responsibilities with immense dedication and commitment.
"With his sharp eye for detail, Somgqeza contributed significantly towards the ministry's mandate of creating safer communities in the country.
"We convey our deepest condolences to his family and friends and assure them that their loss is equally ours as Somgqeza leaves a void that will be difficult to fill.”