Ramaphosa inauguration: Paratrooper taken for check up after crash landing

2019-05-25 13:18
President Cyril Ramaphosa (Kopano Tlape/GCIS)

President Cyril Ramaphosa (Kopano Tlape/GCIS)

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A paratrooper who made a crash landing after parachuting into Loftus Versfeld stadium for the presidential inauguration on Saturday, has been taken to 1 Military Hospital for a check-up. 

The paratrooper was one of four who parachuted into the stadium to hand over the preamble to President Cyril Ramaphosa. 

While coming in, the soldier crashed into a soft-shell mortar launcher on display just before the stage.

Brigadier-General Mafi Mgobozi told News24 that the soldier's condition was fine, but that he has been taken to 1 Military Hospital in Pretoria for a check-up. 

At least two soldiers have collapsed on the field while standing at attention in the sun. One of the soldiers was immobilised and stretchered off in a head brace. Both were taken out of the stadium by the SA Military Health Service.  

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