Minister Sisulu Conveys Condolences To The Family Of A Boy Who Lost His Life In An Accident

Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation, Lindiwe Sisulu has learnt with sadness the regrettable incident in which a water tanker contracted to Rand Water, was involved in an accident which resulted in the death of a little boy (20 month-old). Rand Water is an entity of the Department of Water and Sanitation.

The truck was delivering water as part of the COVID-19 interventions to provide portable water at Lethabong informal settlement in the City of Tshwane when the accident occurred. The accident is being investigated by the police.

“To the family and neighbours of the deceased, we cannot imagine what you are going through. Your loss is our loss. We wish you strength as you come to terms with what has happened. Our sincerest condolences”, said Minister Sisulu.

The Minister has requested Rand Water and other relevant stakeholders in Tshwane to assist the family as they go through this painful period.

Enquiries: Please contact McIntosh Polela, Ministry Spokesperson on 079 563 1625 or

Issued by the Ministry of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation
Govan Mbeki House
240 Justice Mahomed Street, Sunnyside, Pretoria

Press Release Date: 
Tuesday, May 26, 2020