Henry Mvuyisi Pato

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Synopsis:

Minor, Worker, Casualty

First name: 
Henry
Middle name: 
Mvuyisi
Last name: 
Pato
Date of death: 
16 August 2012

Henry Mvuyisi Pato (35) was from Mbizana in the Eastern Cape. He began working for Lonmin in 2011.

On 16 August 2012 Mvuyisi was killed at scene 2 after being shot in the back and palm by the police. He was clearly trying to flee.

He left behind his two young children and their mother, as well as his elderly parents and three siblings, all of whom he supported financially.

According to his father, Mongezi Pato, "My son played a pivotal role in supporting our family by buying food, providing school fees for the children of the family, including fees for his sister at Fort Hare University."

Last updated : 10-Aug-2016

This article was produced for South African History Online on 10-Aug-2016