Makhosandile Mkhonjwa

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Synopsis:

Miner, Worker, Marikana Casuality

First name: 
Makhosandile
Last name: 
Mkhonjwa
Date of death: 
16 August 2012

Makhosandile Mkhonjwa (28) was from Bizana in the Eastern Cape. He began working for Lonmin around 2008.

On 16 August 2012 he was killed at scene 2 after being shot in the forearm by the police.

He was the sole breadwinner in the family and left behind a wife and two young children.

His customary law wife, Nokwanele Phakati: “I was devastated by this news. I was hurting. His mother is still mourning the death of Makhosandile’s father who died four months before August 2012. I am lost without my husband. I do not know what I will eat tomorrow and in the future. How am I going to build a house, send the children to school and support his siblings? I do not know where help will come from.”

Last updated : 10-Aug-2016

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