Thobisile Zibambele

Posted by Inshaaf on

People category:

Biographical information


Minor, Worker, Casualty

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

Thobisile Zibambele (39) was from Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape. He started working for Lonmin in 2009.

On 16 August 2012 Thobisile was killed at scene 1 after being shot twice by the police, in his shoulder and thigh.

He was the sole breadwinner in the family and left behind his wife and 10 children, the majority of which are still at school.

According to his wife, Nokuthula Zibambele, "I am attending the Commission of Inquiry because I want to know the truth about why my husband was killed. I will accept anything from the Commission of Inquiry that will help me and my family to heal our broken hearts."

Last updated : 10-Aug-2016

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

Support South African History Online

Donate and Make African History Matter

South African History Online is a non profit organisation. We depend on public support to build our website into the most comprehensive educational resource and encyclopaedia on African history.

Your support will help us to build and maintain partnerships with educational institutions in order to strengthen teaching, research and free access to our content.