Sadness at loss of veteran firefighter
CO-OPERATIVE Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Zweli Mkhize extended his condolences yesterday to the family and colleagues of a firefighter who was killed when his truck overturned and rolled down a pass.
The accident happened on Sunday in Mitchell’s Pass near Worcester as the team was returning from fighting fires.
Mkhize said: “It is with deep sadness that we learnt of the death of Colin Reynhard, 55, who died when their truck overturned in inclement weather. Losing such an experienced firefighter is a serious blow.
“We have his family in our prayers at this time and we also pray for the speedy recovery of two younger team members, Heinrich Matthyssen, 29, and Corbin Cupido, 20.”
Mkhize said Reynhard was the second firefighter to die in the area.
Nico Heyns died when his helicopter crashed while fighting a blaze in Vermaaklikheid.