- Three SACAA members recently lost their lives in a tragic aircraft crash close to George Airport
- Their memorial service was held on Thursday and Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula paid tribute to them
- South Africans extended their condolences as well, but some couldn't resist sharing conspiracy theories
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Last Thursday, a Cessna Citation owned aircraft crashed shortly after taking off from George Airport.
Three members of the SA Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) tragically lost their lives in the process.
The three members were 49-year-old Captain Thabiso Collins Tolo, 33-year-old First Officer Tebogo Caroline Lekalakala and 36-year-old Flight Inspector Gugu Comfort Mnguni.
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A special memorial service was held on Thursday and Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula took the opportunity to honour them via social media.
The post included touching messages from SACAA and previous quotes from the members themselves.
Briefly.co.za noted the strong reaction after Mbaks shared the tweet. While most simply shared their condolences, some suspected foul play and are awaiting the investigation findings.
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THANDO DLAMINI (@USHER23823106) said,
"May they RIP. Condolences to their families."
Tumi Sole (@tumisole) added,
"Thank you for honouring them! May their souls rest in eternal peace."
Paspaulinbatet (@BozartString) shared an interesting theory:
"Look into sabotage my boss. Someone is trying to kill black children dreams."
Jabu Thungo (@jabu_thungo)
"Not even one white person, ay this is planned."
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