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Slain Diepsloot protest victim Elvis Nyathi’s family to hold memorial service

The friends and family of slain Zimbabwean national Elvis Nyathi will gather in his memory in Hillbrow on Thursday afternoon.

Nyathi (43) was killed during protests in Diepsloot when residents vented their anger over inadequate following a spate of armed robberies and murders in the area.

Nyathi’s death has drawn condemnation from the government and several organizations, it has also highlighted the plight of migrants against a call by citizens for government to tighten border control.

Meanwhile, Nyathi’s brother Godknows, confirmed the father of four will be laid to rest this weekend.

“All the paperwork has been completed, we will be holding a memorial service on Thursday afternoon and we will then leave for Zimbabwe.”

He’s denied reports his brother’s widow fled Diepsloot, clarifying she’s now in the care of relatives who could not leave her alone in the home she shared her late husband.


In other news – New makoti Faith Nketsi speaks on her husband

Media personality Faith Nketsi has broken her silence following her intimate wedding that was attended by only family and close friends. Over the weekend, the former Queen of Twerk added makoti to her long list of titles.

Faith Nketsi

She married her wealthy long-term boyfriend, Nzunzo Njilo, who is the son of the former Umgungundlovu mayor, Themba Njilo. Learn More