The identities of the 8 Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) employees, who died during a blast last week, have been revealed by RDM management following permission from the families affected. "The families of those affected were invited to an information session with the Forensic Pathology Service, which took place on Thursday. Once the families had received the information, they gave permission to RDM to share this with the public," CEO Norbert Schulze said in a statement on Thursday.Nico Angelo Samuels, aged 41, plant supervisorStevon Robert Isaacs, aged 51, team leaderMxolisi Sigadla, aged 40, operatorBradley Tandy, aged 19, operatorJamie Lesley Haydricks, aged 24, operator- Jason Hartzenberg, aged 22, operatorTriston Lance David, aged 22, operatorThandolwethu Mankayi, aged 27, operatorThe manufacturer and supplier of selected munitions and explosive related products for Armed and Police Forces is expected to begin making funeral arrangements and plan tributes to honour colleagues. "RDM is appealing to the media to give the families the space they need to mourn now that they have received this information," Schulze concluded. Mourners gathered outside the venue on Tuesday last week to wait for news about loved ones and colleagues who were still unaccounted for.Also read: 'It's so painful' - loved ones wait for news as officials inspect Denel blast siteState officials, including Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, also visited the site to inspect the scene and offer condolences to the families of the victims.Three investigations into the cause of the blast are ongoing.