Mbabane: Prime Minister Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini has joined the entire Swazi nation in mourning the death of the 11 police officers and the truck driver who passed away on a horrific accident on April 30,2020.
“On behalf of Their Majesties, Government and the entire nation, we send our most heartfelt condolences to families and friends of the deceased police officers”.
“We have been shattered by these devastating news and our hearts goes to the families, and all who have bear the weight of these heavy losses”.
Dlamini further went on to appreciating the security forces for their outstanding efforts in helping the country fight COVID-19 that has been plaguing the country and the entire world. The pandemic has claimed over 200 000 lives in the whole world of which one is from the kingdom. Eswatini has currently reported 100 confirmed cases as of April 30.
The security forces have been continually working hard in enforcing the lockdown in the country which has seen a number of unnecessary movements being restricted.
The 11 police officers were serving under the Operations Service Support Unit (OSSU) were involved in an accident where a tipper loaded with sand lost control and collided with the quantum that was transporting the police offers to their work stations.
Upon the collision, the quantum burst into flames claiming the lives of the 11 officers and 4 are reported to be admitted at RFM hospital, in critical conditions.
The Premier went on to ensuring the security forces that the government will intensify efforts to have group insurance for security forces in place in order to support bereaved families in such difficult times.
He concluded by quoting a scripture from the book of Psalms 147 verse 3 which reads “He will heal the broken-hearted and bond up their wounds.”
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