ARTICLES RELATING TO SS MENDI

SS Mendi commemoration cancelled at last minute

2017-02-25 19:31

A function meant to commemorate the sinking of the SS Mendi was cancelled as the military band, journalists, and some family members were already at the venue in Port Elizabeth.

Zuma remembers 6 who died in naval base freak accident

2017-02-21 11:52

President Jacob Zuma has used the Armed Forces Day parade to remember the six people who died in last week's freak accident at the Durban naval base, as well as those who died on the SS Mendi in 1917.

 

SS Mendi victims loved peace and justice - Zuma

2017-02-21 19:11

The more than 600 black men killed when the SS Mendi sank, died believing their contribution to World War I would lead to the better treatment of black people in South Africa, President Jacob Zuma has said.

SA to honour more than 600 dead in WWI ship sinking

2017-02-21 06:42

President Jacob Zuma is to lay a wreath in Durban in honour of the mostly black troops who died when the SS Mendi sank in the English channel during World War I, while a navy vessel carrying descendants will hold a ceremony in waters over the wreck.

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