Soldiers killed in Free State

2013-02-25 20:34

Johannesburg - Two soldiers have been shot dead, allegedly by a third troop, in the eastern Free State, the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) said on Monday.

"There is a criminal investigation going on," said SANDF spokesperson Xolani Mabanga.

The three were travelling from the Fouriesburg Military Base to the Kromdraai temporary base in a military vehicle at the time of the shooting on Friday.

Gunner ML Hlubi allegedly shot dead Lieutenant Thabiso Ernest Seithati and Gunner Zakhe Nkanyiso Khumalo.

He took their bodies out of the vehicle and drove off.

Mabanga said Hlubi had been charged with the murders and appeared in court on Monday.

He was transferred to the Bethlehem police station, and would appear in the Bethlehem Magistrate's Court on 4 March.

  • Chris Els - 2013-02-25 20:46

    So unnecessary. RIP soldiers.

      Kelebogile Waga Monare - 2013-02-25 21:17

      RIP Brothers in Uniform,U guys served the Country with Loyality,Dignity and Pride.I salute You.I believe all of us who r uniforms members should be touched by this tragetic incident.I'm still shocked about this all thing.

      john.s.borges - 2013-02-25 22:45

      Soldiers my ar@e. Last time there were soldiers was in the days of the SADF

  • Tshepiso Molete - 2013-02-25 20:53

    Eish this guy took friends,brothers, children and collegues from the society. Let the law take its cause. RIP soldiers. Lot of people I know they will miss u

  • Musawashe Moyo - 2013-02-25 20:55

    We dnt knw wat happened in that vehicle, maybe following orders,maybe payed,maybe will jus have a small jail time,maybe will be found nt guilty,maybe reinstated,maybe take e post.

      billy.bunter.779 - 2013-02-25 22:03

      Following orders?? Are you a f&^%ing moron? Maybe in MK that would have applied, not the SANDF. Oh and the same thing nowadays

  • Gxowa Vusumzi Coward - 2013-02-25 21:02

    Its still like a dream to me its like someone will just wake me up n tell me all ths ws just a bad dream.

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  • MUFHENI - 2013-02-25 21:04

    THE DEVIL WAS IN CHARGE,I biliv that Stress and depression was in controll! M sori to the two families whch lost their loved ones may God be with u! Mr killer must face the power of law.

  • charmaine.mcdonald2 - 2013-02-25 21:08

    May they rest in peace. The murderer must be hanged.

  • Litha Thando Yono Ka-Zola - 2013-02-25 21:12

    Salute,to the fallen service man..B

  • raymond.lloyd.73 - 2013-02-25 21:48

    SANDF , at least you have a proud record .....more soldiers killed by their own members than what happened in the SADF !!!!

  • gerhardus.windpomp - 2013-02-25 21:52

    hahaha. useless SANDF. Mugabe will walk over us in half a day while our troops have talks with their union.

      Tj Lenka - 2013-02-26 06:15

      I wnda wt makes u 2 laf wt hapend is nt a joke n sayn sandf is useles eish let leave ppl lik ms pack their bags n stay wif Mogabe

  • Da Nkensth Mcesi - 2013-02-25 22:05

    Salute to fallen troops n b strong as a family member.remember hw dificult it ws when dy joined ds field,u knew ds wud happened in one way o anada in doz operations.Remember diz wer Soldiers.okay i am also worried abt disapearence of SANDF members right in deir posible ds mst b stil happening,whats going on in there?

  • Thabo Guagmire Ntsane - 2013-02-25 22:15

    May their souls Rest in peace

  • guy.mullins1 - 2013-02-25 22:23

    What is with the moronic picture of a side by side shotgun? Why is this soldier not facing a court martial? Dont they know how to do that any more?

  • Johnny August - 2013-02-26 07:07

    Thousand ways to die

  • pikeyh1ll - 2013-02-26 08:25

    What else has he got to shoot at? he didn't join the army for nothing.

      Marcaveli Sakhile Pac - 2013-03-07 14:39

      dis 1 its nuting sumting big its cuming 2 dis unit soldiers r angry....mark my words

      Marcaveli Sakhile Pac - 2013-03-07 14:39

      dis 1 its nuting sumting big its cuming 2 dis unit soldiers r angry....mark my words

  • Gavin Knox - 2013-02-26 08:25

    Why were these morons allowed to carry live ammunition? is this a contravention of standing orders? or are all of these alleged troops wandering aroung with loaded weapons? an intellegent answer from higher command will be great.

      Thembinkosi Zulu - 2013-02-26 10:39

      A moron is sm1 who dnt have knowledge like you ,were you expecting them to carry donkie piri4? We talking about soldiers not security gurds

  • chris.polinski.18 - 2013-02-26 08:37

    can someone please help me understand why killing and muredering is such a popular option in RSA. it just seems so acceptable or am i missing something???????

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