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SANDF members injured after vehicle hits barricade and loses control


Members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) sustained injuries after their vehicle lost control and crashed in Mthatha, the SANDF said on Wednesday morning.

Ronald Maseko, SANDF senior staff officer for media, said the incident happened on Monday, where Platoon 1 of 14 South African Infantry Battalion (14 SAI Bn) was on their way to report at their deployment area of responsibility in Umtata in the Eastern Cape
The driver of the Casspir Military vehicle lost control of the vehicle which as a result hit the barricade on the side of the road and fell on its left side on the road,” Maseko said.


He said the incident resulted in a few members sustaining minor injuries and were taken to sickbay for observation. A video of the accident was making rounds on social media, showing the details of the incident which happened just in front of the Sasol filling station.

The 18-second video showed the SANDF vehicle moving at a tremendous speed then almost hit a minibus taxi, before hitting the barricade before losing control and falling on its left side on the road.

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Source: IOL