Khanare Elais Monesa

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Synopsis:

Miner, Worker, Casualty

First name: 
Khanare
Middle name: 
Elais
Last name: 
Monesa
Date of death: 
16 August 2012

Khanare Elais Monesa (36) was from Maseru in Lesotho. He started working in the mines in 1999. After working at two previous mines, he started working at Lonmin.

On 16 August 2012, Khanare was killed at scene 1 after he was shot by the police nine times - in the head, chest, legs, arm, shoulder, groin and buttock.

He left behind a wife and a brother, who were both financially dependent on him. His wife was 9 month pregnant at the time of his death. Upon hearing of his death she was hospitalised. Their baby lived only a couple of days.

According to his brother, Motlalepula Monesa,""My brother supported his wife and me. Our parents passed away when we were younger so we only had each other. The situation at home forced him to go and look for work at the mines. I don’t know how we will survive without my brother."

Last updated : 10-Aug-2016

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