Wreath-laying for Tongaat mall victims

2014-11-19 15:36
Tongaat roof collapse. (File: AFP)

Tongaat roof collapse. (File: AFP)

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Johannesburg - The inquiry into the collapse of the Tongaat mall, which claimed the lives of two people, took a break on Wednesday to lay a wreath on the site of the collapse, the KwaZulu-Natal labour department said.

"The commission took a break this morning to lay a wreath on the site of the structural collapse of the mall where Zakithi Nxumalo and Zwelibanzi Masuku lost their lives," Nhlanhla Khumalo said in a statement.

The commission's presiding officer Phumudzo Maphaha said the commission's work had not been in vain.

"We have learnt a lot and want to prevent a repeat of this tragedy happening in future... I am satisfied with the progress made to date. We will be coming to a conclusion soon," Maphaha said.

The inquiry, which started on 11 February, hoped to wrap up its work by the end of the first quarter next year, Khumalo said.

The collapse happened on 19 November last year killing two people and injuring 29.

A message delivered on behalf of Jay Singh, the owner of Gralio Construction which was constructing the mall, said he would wait for "the day of truth to reckon" before he would break his silence.

Singh is expected to testify next year.

The project engineer Andre Ballack is also expected to testify.

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