Thursday, December 5, 2019

#BreakingNews 2 Priests Killed in Car Accident and 2 other Priests Critically Injured in South Africa


On December 3, 2019 two priests were killed and two injured in a car accident.
Fr Owen Wilcock and Fr Sibusiso Zulu, were killed in a car accident on the N1 on December 3. Fr John Masilo Selemela and Fr Ricardo Smuts were injured in the crash.

Rev. Fr. Owen Wilcock, (pic left) of the Diocese of Port Elizabeth, was ordained on the 3rd of December 1995. He commenced at St. Jean Vianney Seminary on January 2018 and was the Finance Administrator & Moral Theology Lecturer. 
Rev. Fr. Sbusiso Francis Zulu, of the Diocese of Eshowe, was ordained on the 15th of December 2001. He commenced at SJV on October 2017 and was the Dean of Students & HOD of Pastoral Department. (Source: http://sjv.ac.za/formators/)


The Secretariat of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference. Fr Masilo Selemela, rector of St John Vianney Seminary, was “critically injured”, together with Fr Ricardo Smuts.


 Sr Hermenegild Makoro CPS, the secretary-general of the bishops’ conference had the fiduciary duty to relay the sad news to the bishops.

May the souls of Fr Sibusiso Zulu and Fr Owen Wilcock rest in peace.
May Fr Ricardo Smuts and Fr Masilo Selemela find healing that only God can give.
Report information from the Southern Cross

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