A military board of inquiry into an accident in which nine soldiers were killed has begun its work, Defence Minister Mosiuoa Lekota said yesterday.
Lekota was visiting seven troopers in various Bloemfontein hospitals who were injured in the anti-aircraft gun accident at the Lohatla training area in the Northern Cape last Friday.
He said the board of inquiry would be led by a retired officer, Major-General Johan Jooste, an experienced soldier.
He said the board must establish the factual cause of the accident, any issues of liability, criminal or civil, and make recommendations to prevent further such accidents. - Sapa