Two South African National Defence Force (SANDF) members have died while performing duties at Covid-19 lockdown roadblocks. One of the men died on Tuesday morning at a roadblock on the N12 near the Glen Mall in the south of Johannesburg. The SANDF said via a statement that a heavy vehicle lost control, capsized and fell on the man.
In a separate incident that took place on Saturday, Private Lebogang Jeffrey Kgatlhane died after the SAPS vehicle he was travelling in overturned in pursuit of a suspicious vehicle that didn’t stop at a roadblock in Acornhoek, Mpumalanga.
Kgatlhane was a member of 4 South African Infantry Battalion. He was providing support services to SAPS when the incident took place.
The minister of defence and military veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, her deputy, and SANDF chief General Solly Shoke, among others, sent condolences to the families of the deceased, said the statement. The SANDF was deployed as a support service to police when South Africa entered its 21-day lockdown, since extended.
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If there is anything we have learnt over the last few months, it’s that you do not come for Mohale Motaung-Mhlongo’s man. Or his kettle. Introduced to us the often coy and camera shy fiance of over the top media personality Somizi Mhlongo- Motaung , Mohale has gone on to take fame in his stride.
So much so that he now regularly hits back at social media trolls who have and continue to question his relationship with his husband and how he makes his money. Or if he makes any at all. This week Mohale again put a Twitter troll in their place when they decided to be spicy with him over a video he posted. Read more