DA to hand over donations to families of the victims of Boksburg gas tragedy

Today, Friday, 21 July 2023, the Official Leader of the Opposition in Gauteng, Solly Msimanga MPL, the DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Community Safety, Crezane Bosch MPL, the DA Gauteng Spokesperson for Community Safety, Ruhan Robison MPL, the DA Gauteng Spokesperson for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Nico De Jager MPL, and the DA Ward 21 PR Councillor, Cllr Alta De Beer, will hand over money and food to the families of the victims of the nitrate oxide gas leak at the Angelo Informal Settlement in Boksburg.

Two weeks ago, 17 people died, and more than 16 were injured due to a nitrate oxide leak from a gas cylinder used by illegal miners to clean gold dust.

The DA, in partnership with a donor, will assist the victims’ families in repatriating the bodies of the deceased to their respective countries in Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

The victims’ families are in desperate need of financial assistance to transport their deceased family members to their countries for dignified burials.

The DA will continue to engage with the Mozambique Consul General to assist the families of the victims.

The media is invited, and there will be an opportunity for interviews and photographs.
Details of the oversight visit are as follows:
Date: 21 July 2023
Time: 09:00 am
Address: Angelo Informal Settlement, Boksburg, Johannesburg East.