Tebogo Msimanga |
Gauteng MEC for Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure Jacob Mamabolo is set to institute an independent investigation into the circumstances that led to the death of two boys. It is reported that they drowned in a quarry at a construction site in Mamelodi in Tshwane on Saturday 27, February 2021.
Mamabolo indicated that a senior counsel, who will be appointed before the end of the week, will lead this investigation.
“The Department will institute an independent investigation into this tragedy to probe whether or not there was any negligence on the part of the contractor and all the risks related to the project as well as to determine whether the incident could have been avoided,” Mamabolo explained.
He added that the outcomes of the investigation will be implemented without prejudice and that the Department will act without fear or favour where any form of liability has been determined.
“Whilst the Department does not intend to pre-empt the outcomes of the investigation, Mamabolo emphasized that it is important for all contractors that have been entrusted with projects to conduct their work in the most professional and safe manner that limits potential risks.” Read a statement issued by the Department of Roads and Transport on Sunday.
MEC Mamabolo has extended his heartfelt condolences to the families of the two victims.