Somerset West - Acting President David Mabuza and the DA have expressed their condolences to the families of the eight people killed in an explosion at a Denel munitions factory between Somerset West and Strand on Monday afternoon.
The Presidency said Mabuza had learned with sadness of the passing of eight people as a result of the explosion.
“We have learned with sadness of the unfortunate explosion this afternoon that has reportedly claimed eight lives while injuring several others.
"We wish to express, on behalf of the country and Government, our deepest condolences to all the families of the deceased people. May their souls rest in peace,” said Mabuza.
Mabuza went on to wish all those injured a speedy recovery and urged the authorities to get to the bottom of the cause of the explosion so that the necessary action can be taken.