Lekota on tragedy

Defence Minister Mosiuoa Lekota has for the first time revealed details of how 10 soldiers lost their lives and 14 were injured during a military drill in the Northern Cape last Friday.

Defence Minister Mosiuoa Lekota has for the first time revealed details of how 10 soldiers lost their lives and 14 were injured during a military drill in the Northern Cape last Friday.

Delivering a statement in the national assembly yesterday, Lekota said one of the guns malfunctioned and fired its powerful ammunition at other guns involved in the exercise.

But he emphasised that there was still a probe under way into the tragedy. - Waghied Misbach

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