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Update on students involved in an accident

- Wits University

Wits delegation remains in Mokopane where they are receiving families of the seven deceased students.

MESSAGE FROM THE VICE-CHANCELLOR'S OFFICE

Dear Colleagues/Students

A delegation from Wits University remains in Mokopane where they are receiving families of the seven deceased students, together with representatives from the provincial department of health and the police. They have already met with the families of five of the deceased, and will meet with the remaining two families when they arrive today or tomorrow. Social workers and counselling services were also made available by the province to assist the family members.      

Four of the six surviving students were transported to the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg this afternoon while two others are being treated in Mokopane for minor injuries, after which they will be released. 

We encourage students and staff that may be traumatised to contact CCDU if you require any assistance. CCDU has counsellors on hand to assist anyone during this difficult period. If you cannot physically go to the CCDU offices, please call (011) 7179140/32 and they will call you back. 

Let us continue to support each other during this difficult time.  

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