‘A measure of closure’

2014-08-14 00:00

ACTIONS speak louder than words.

That’s the view of a mother who lost her son during the RTI recruitment process.

Sabathile Eunice Mhlanga, whose son Sbonakaliso died in the tragedy, said it has been difficult to deal with his death but the release of the report offered a measure of closure.

“We are satisfied with what the politicians have told us but actions speak louder than words so we will only be happy once there is finality on the matter,” she said.

“We always said that the Department of Transport had mismanaged the entire process and now we have been vindicated by the report.”

Mthetho Wambi, whose youngest brother Lungile died during the recruitment exercise, said he had travelled to the hearings of the RTI Commission of Inquiry from the Eastern Cape for more than a year.

“It has been difficult for me because I have had to explain to my mother what was discussed by the commission all this time,” he said.

Wambi said he was happy that he will now be able to show his family a report so they can see that something is being done about his brother’s death.

“I will only know what to feel after I have interrogated the report.”

Wambi said to safeguard their family’s interest on the matter they had agreed with the other families that they would get a legal opinion on the report.

• thobani.ngqulunga@witness.co.za

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