PRETORIA – The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) on Saturday released the names of the 11 women who died in the bus crash on the R712.
Nine women died on the scene when the bus rolled down an embankment on the R712 in the Golden Gate Highlands National Park near Clarens on Friday.
Another two women died in hospital. A number of other SANDF members sustained various injuries in the crash.
Funeral arrangements would be announced after confirmation by the families of the deceased members. A joint memorial service was planned for Wednesday.
The time and venue for the memorial service would be announced in due course.
Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, Defence Secretary Sam Gulube, Chief of the SANDF General Solly Shoke, and the Chief of the South African Army Lt-Gen Lindile Yam had expressed their heartfelt condolences to the families, loved ones, and friends of those that lost their lives and had visited the injured members at the various hospitals to wish them a speedy and full recovery from their injuries, the statement said.