Mphangeli Tukuza

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Minor, Worker, Casualty

First name: 
Mphangeli Tukuza
Last name: 
Date of death: 
16 August 2012

Mphangeli Tukuza (41) was from Ngqeleni in the Eastern Cape. He began working for Lonmin in 2000. On 16 August 2012 Mr Tukuza was killed at scene 1 after being shot four times by the police, in his head, arm and knee. He left behind his two wives and 7 young children, including a 3 month old baby. He also financially supported his mother and father. According to his sister, Jamela Tukuza, “Since I heard there were many people died that day, the following morning I started looking for him, I went to Phokeng Mortuary and that is where I found his body. I recognised him by his clothes since his heard was badly damaged. I was very devastated and hurt, I didn’t know how to tell my parents as they are not well and very old.”

Last updated : 10-Aug-2016

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