Families of Lily Mine victims attacked outside the mine

Families of the deceased miners who’s bodies still lie underground at Lily Mine have braved severe harassment in the past two years camping outside the shaft as they hopelessly wait for their relatives to be retrieved. The families were on Thursday attacked by a mob of “known assailants”. Their shacks outside the mine gate were […]

More disappointment for Marikana families as senior police officers acquitted

The Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (Seri) has been left disappointed after the high court in the North West acquitted four senior officers last week over the Marikana massacre almost a decade ago. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said they were still studying the judgment in order to make an informed decision. North West […]

KZN government assisting families of 10 commuters who died in Vryheid crash

The KwaZulu-Natal government is now assisting with funeral arrangements and counseling for the families of the ten commuters who died in a crash in Vryheid. According to preliminary investigations, it’s alleged that the driver of one of the overloaded vehicles involved failed to stop at a stop sign. Transport MEC Neliswa Peggy Nkonyeni’s spokesperson, Gugu […]

SAPS paid R176m to families of mineworkers killed in Marikana tragedy – Cele

The SAPS has paid out over R176 million to the families of the 34 mineworkers killed in the Marikana tragedy in 2012. Police Minister Bheki Cele made the announcement on Monday morning during the release of a report by a panel of experts tasked with looking into policing and crowd management as part of the […]

SANDF sends condolences to families of two pilots killed in SAAF plane crash

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has sent its condolences to the families of two pilots who died in an aircraft crash at the Swartkop Air Force Base. The light aircraft – belonging to the South African Air Force (SAAF) Museum – was approaching the runway when it crashed and burst into flames on […]

Families of murdered police officers demand the harshest sentence for killers

The families of two slain police officers have demanded the harshest punishment for their killers, even suggesting the death penalty. Sergeant Mnakwazo Mdoko and Constable Mninawa Breakfast were patrolling in Bloekombos on Sunday when they were ambushed and shot dead. Four men have been taken in for questioning and one of them has already been […]

Bheki Cele visits families of slain police officers in Cape Town

One person arrested in connection with the death of two on-duty police officers in Kraaifontein will appear in court again on 9 March. The suspect made an appearance on Tuesday. Police Minister Bheki Cele visited the families of the slain officers. He says police will work tirelessly to bring the killers to book. #PoliceMinistry Police […]

Families want justice following quarry drownings

Madelleine Tshwanu and Pretty Mabila lost their sons when they drowned in a quarry next to a nearby construction site in Mamelodi East, outside Pretoria. The boys were aged four and seven. The mothers blame the construction company for not securing the dam area properly. The Gauteng Transport Department has vowed to investigate the matter […]

Lily Mine families ask Minister Mantashe for viable plan to retrieve workers’ bodies

The families of three Lily Mine workers who remain trapped underground have pleaded with Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe to come up with a strategy that would assist retrieve the bodies of their loved ones. The bodies of the trio have not been retrieved since the mine caved in five years ago. Search and rescue […]

Project assists families with food parcels

More South Africans should heed the call to assist those in need. That’s a call from the SA Muslim Council helping out residents in need with the Saudi Embassy. COVID-19 has left a trail of disaster and many breadwinners lost their jobs. The aim of the project is to assist as many families as they […]