SA Rugby president, Mr Mark Alexander, expressed sincere condolences to the Willows Rugby Club and the families who lost loved ones following a tragic accident on Saturday as one of their teams returned home from a club league match in Polokwane.
Lerato Shelowa (a player) and Juwel Koma (club member) passed away in the collision in which nine others were injured. Three players Pretty Sebashe, Wendy Sentsho, Tharollo Shai and a co-driver Adolf Mkhondo are still in hospital recovering from their injuries.
“We are shocked and saddened by the tragic loss of Lerato and Juwel, and we would like to express our heart-felt condolences to their families, the club, friends, team-mates and everyone at the Blue Bulls Limpopo Rugby Union,” said Mr Alexander.
“South African rugby and the club rugby fraternity has lost two dear members, but their passion for the game will continue to live on. I would like to wish the players and club members in hospital, and those who have already been discharged, a speedy recovery.”