It is with great sadness that I have learnt of the tragic passing of six agri workers in a horrific accident on the N1 between De Doorns and Touwsrivier earlier this morning.
I have dispatched staff from the Western Cape Department of Agriculture to the scene where they will immediately facilitate access to counselling for the families of the deceased and injured.
They will also determine to what extent the Department can assist with funeral arrangements and provide further support.
Agri workers play a critical role in food production and the economy of the Western Cape. They are unsung heroes.
I wish the injured a speedy recovery and extend my deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.
May their souls rest in peace.
Spokesperson for Minister Meyer
Tel: 079 990 4231