March 1, 2024

Just in: South African President mourns Wigwe, others following tragic helicopter crash 

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has expressed sadness over the aviation tragedy that killed Herbert Wigwe, Group CEO of Access Bank, his wife and son and former Chair of the Nigerian Exchange Group Abimbola Ogunbanjo, in the United States.

Recall that Wigwe and others died in an helicopter crash that occurred Friday near the California-Nevada border in the United States of America.

Commenting on the tragic losses in a statement, the South African leader sent prayers to the affected families, including the relatives and friends of the helicopter crew who perished, as well as the Access Bank family around the globe, including South Africa.

The statement reads “I am deeply saddened by the aviation tragedy that has claimed the lives of our continental partner and banking sector pioneer, Nigeria’s Herbert Wigwe, Group CEO of Access Bank, his wife and son and former Chair of the Nigerian Exchange Group Abimbola Ogunbanjo.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the affected families, including the relatives and friends of the helicopter crew who perished, as well as the Access Bank family around the globe, including South Africa. May all the departed souls rest in peace.

“We value Access Bank South Africa’s support for our investment drive and we share in this terrible loss felt by the management and staff of a flagship African enterprise.”

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