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Wits delegation met with families

- Wits University

Message from the Vice-Chancellor's Office.

Following the tragic accident which claimed the lives of seven of our students on Sunday night, the Wits delegation to Mokopane and others met with all the families of the bereaved. We are still waiting for the results of the DNA and forensic tests. 

Four of the six students who survived the accident were transported by ambulance to the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital yesterday where they were received by the MEC for Health in Gauteng, the CEO of the Hospital, the Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, doctors and others. They were admitted and are sharing a ward in the hospital. One student has been discharged and is doing well. Another has been moved to a private hospital in Mokopane. 

About 600 students held a night vigil for the students outside the Great Hall last night to commemorate those we have lost. We will share details of commemorative events after consultation with the families and as we receive further details.