Deceased soldiers named

2009-12-03 13:54

Johannesburg - The defence ministry on Thursday released the names of the members who were killed in an accident on the N3 in the Free State last week.

The eight soldiers killed were members of 1 Medical Battalion Group of the SA Military Health Service and were travelling from Pretoria to their unit in Durban when the accident happened.

Those killed are Staff Sergeant Moferefere Maseme, 46, from Newlands East, Sergeant Thulisiwe Sitshele, 31, from Lamontville, Sergeant Cynthia Nsele, 31, from Kranskop and Corporal Zinhle Mbhele, 28, from Isipingo.

The others are Private Gladness Msomi, 33, from Chesterville, Private Mziwenkosi Wellington Nxele, 26, from Donnybrook, Private Sindiswa Cytronella Mkhize, 35, from Clayfied Phoenix and Private Noncebo Angel Ngcobo, 30.

Funeral arrangements

The department also announced funeral arrangements for the members. Non-military funerals would be held at different places on Saturday, December 5.

This would include funerals for Sergeant Sitshele at Harding Cemetery, Sergeant Nsele at the Inkandla Cemetery and Corporal Mbhelengo at the Adams Mission Cemetery.

Private Msomi would be buried at the Chesterville Cemetery and Private Nxele at the Ixopo Cemetery.

Funerals with full military honours would be held for Private Mkhize, Staff-sergeant Maseme and Private Ngcobo on Sunday, December 6, at the Chesterville Cemetery.

It would follow a church service at the Durban Light Infantry Hall in Greyville.

The department also announced that a memorial service for all the deceased SA National Defence Force members would be held at St Anne's Catholic Church, Sydenham in Durban on Thursday.

The memorial service would be attended by Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Thabang Makwetla.

- SAPA

Read more on:    sandf  |  accidents
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Read News24’s Comments Policy

 

Inside News24

 
 

DA wants to empower fishing communities - Zille

DA leader Helen Zille says the party has a plan for harbours and small-scale fishing communities.

 
 

Latest elections multimedia

Why Jack Parow wants you to vote on 7 May
The ad the SABC doesn't want to air
Elections 2014 in one cartoon
This year's election posters
 
Traffic
Lottery
 
  • Thursday Sir Lowry's Pass - 05:35 AM
    Road name: Old Sir Lowrys Pass Road
    TRAFFIC LIGHTS not working at Bezweni Road
  • Thursday Cape Town - 05:35 AM
    Road name: Buitengracht Street
    TRAFFIC LIGHTS not working at Waterkant Street
 
More traffic reports...
 

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Escape winter, head to Mauritius

Escape winter by spending 7 nights in Mauritius' tropical bliss from R13 215 per person sharing. Includes return flights, airport transfers and accommodation. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Get many eggs in one basket!

Gaming bundles: 2 Super Hits games for R99, 3 Disney games for R99 and more + exclusive accessory bundles only available on kalahari.com. While stocks last. Shop now!

25% off bestselling books!

The Real Meal Revolution by Tim Noakes, Jeffrey Archer’s Be Careful What You Wish for, Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor E. Frank and many more titles. Shop now!

Up to 25% off electronics

Buy top electronics and save up to 25%. Such as kalahari.com’s 1# selling product the gobii eReader, Patriot X Porter flash drive, Asus Nexus 7” 3G tablet, Samsung Galaxy SIII, Lenovo G580 Notebook and many more. Shop now!

DStv HD PVR Decoder now R949

The DStv HD PVR Decoder has further revolutionised the television experience with lifelike viewing, sharper images, more vibrant colours and precision picture quality. Now R949, save R550. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 30% off appliances & homeware

Save up to 30% on appliances and homeware this Easter! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now.

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Samsung Galaxy S III 16GB

There are no straight lines in nature. The Samsung  GALAXY...

From R3525.00

I'm shopping for:

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

You may find yourself putting in that extra effort on looking good and making an impression. ...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.