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Thembelihle Mkhonza
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4 Dec 2017
4:55 pm

Motsoaledi saddened by death of two SA medical students in Cuba

Thembelihle Mkhonza

The department of health in KwaZulu-Natal is arranging trauma counselling for members of the families.

Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi during a press briefing at GCIS, 14 February 2017, Pretoria. Picture: Jacques Nelles

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi on Monday said his department had learned with shock and sadness about the death of two final-year Cuba-based South African medical students.

Health ministry spokesperson Popo Maja said: “We are informed that students had hired a house for a birthday party. Two of the students drowned and died in the swimming pool. They are Sihle Cebo Makhaye and Sibusiso Thanks Ngeleka, both from KwaZulu-Natal.”

The statement quoted Motsoaledi saying: “Our hearts and thoughts are with the family, relatives, colleagues and friends of the deceased in this darkest hour. We express our sincere condolences.”

– African News Agency (ANA)

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