A senior counsel has been appointed to independently investigate the drowning of two young boys at a avenue construction site in Mamelodi, Tshwane, the Gauteng division of roads and transport announced on Sunday.
The two boys, used 4 and 7, from Kopanong informal settlement drowned in a quarry at a avenue construction site alongside the Okay54, section of the upgrading of Solomon Mahlangu Power, remaining week Saturday, division spokesperson Melitah Madiba said.
Madiba said advocate Thomas Bokaba has been appointed to “find the relevant info and accountability” for the deaths and attempt to keep failures on the section of the division and contractor.
Roads and transport MEC Jacob Mamabolo said the investigation into the incident will be “entirely independent of the division, and the findings and recommendations”.
“The division’s honest will likely be to present the investigator with salvage genuine of entry to to all materials and information within its energy and administration that the investigator regards as relevant to the applications of the investigation.
“The division will additionally attend with facilitating meetings with any one that would possibly perchance contain information relevant to the investigation in addition to present such assistance as would possibly perchance perchance perchance be main for the investigator to obtain materials and information requested from third events,” Mamabolo said.
Mamabolo said the findings and recommendations of the file will be delivered to the division and disclosed publicly once the investigation has been achieved.
“The investigation will likely be performed in accordance with the principles of natural justice, respecting the confidentiality of information received on that foundation, rights of privacy and the protection of information.
“We would like to warning against unsafe speculations and aid each person to look forward to the outcomes of the investigation.”