A VEHICLE owned by the Naledi local municipality in Vryburg was involved in an accident, with goats on board.
Three employees were injured in the process.
Municipality manager, Modisenyane Segapo said necessary measures will be taken after investigations into the circumstances around the crash were completed.
The accident took place in Madibogo-pan village outside Mahikeng, an area believed to be outside the jurisdiction of Naledi local municipality.
“We are treating this matter seriously and we await the three employees to return to work. They are still recovering at home. We will bring them before a pre-suspension hearing. The bakkie belongs to the municipality and it is a taxpayer’s money.
“Already, an investigation is underway. Drastic measures will be taken against those involved if they are found with to have done anything wrong. The municipality does not run any animal business. So we want to understand that where the goats were ferried to. However we wish them speedy recovery and hope justice will be served,” Segapo said.
North West police spokesperson, Captain Paul Ramaloko confirmed the accident.
He said: “Investigations are underway after the Naledi municipality fleet vehicle was involved in a car accident in Madibogo-pan. Those who were injured were ferried to a local hospital for medical attention.
“At the moment, we cannot tell whether goats that were found loaded in the bakkie were stolen or they belonged to one of the officials. Investigations will reveal all details,” he said.
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