Death of 3 correctional officials 'huge loss' to department – deputy minister

2017-09-01 22:45
Thabang Makwetla (Gallo Images, File)

Thabang Makwetla (Gallo Images, File)

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Kimberley – Deputy Minister of Justice and Correctional Service Thabang Makwetla on Friday described the death of three correctional officials in Kimberley, Northern Cape, on Thursday as a huge loss for the department. 

"These officials were trailblazers of a new crusade of realizing the correction of citizens who are in conflict with the law and the rehabilitation of those who are social misfits in our communities,"  Makwetla said in a statement. 

Alwin Louw, George Thomas and Itumeleng Luca Papier passed away in a head-on collision on the N2 near Humansdorp in the Eastern Cape on Thursday evening. They were visiting a parolee at the Humansdorp Community Correctional Centre.

Makwetla said they will be remembered for giving those in conflict with the law a second chance. 

"May the peace, strength and comfort of the Almighty continue to embrace us all during this time of grief," Makwetla said. 

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