11 killed in Drakensberg plane crash
The SANDF said former president Nelson Mandela's medical team was not on the plane.
PRETORIA - The South Africa National Defence Force (SANDF) on Thursday confirmed all 11 people on board the Dakota DC3 C47 plane, which went down in the Drakensberg, were killed in the crash.
The defence force clarified that members of former president Nelson Mandela's medical team were not among the victims.
Six crew members and five passengers were on board the aircraft, which left the Waterkloof Air Force base in Pretoria on Wednesday, en route Umtata in the Eastern Cape.
The SANDF said a board of inquiry was convened to investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash. The defence force also released the names of the victims:
The defence force also released the names of the victims:
Major K. Misrole
Captain Z.M. Smith
Sergeant B.K. Baloyi
Sergeant E. Boes
Sergeant J.M Mamabolo
Corporal L. Mofokeng
Sergeant L. Sobantu
Corporal N.W. Khomo
Corporal A. Matlaila
Corporal M.J. Mthomben
Lance Corporal N.K. Aphane