Mongezeleli Ntenetya

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Synopsis:

Minor, Worker, Casualty

First name: 
Mongezeleli
Last name: 
Ntenetya
Date of death: 
16 August 2012

Mongezeleli Ntenetya (34) was from Dutywa in the Eastern Cape. He began working for Lonmin around 2000 when he was just 22 years old.

On 16 August 2012 Mongezeleli was killed at scene 1 after being shot 6 times by the police, including in his head, back, elbow and foot.

He left behind his wife and three young children, as well as his mother, sister and two nephews whom he supported financially.

According to his uncle, Kolose Fundakubi, "We were weakened when we heard the news of his death. You would think that the family was going crazy, we all thought of the support that he gave to the family. His younger brother works in the mines. There is no one supporting the family, because even his brother supports his own family."

Last updated : 10-Aug-2016

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