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Toxicology report finds Enyobeni tavern victims died of suffocation

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A toxicology report has revealed the Enyobeni tavern tragedy victims suffocated to death due to overcrowding.

Earlier reports had suggested that parents of the 21 children were told that methanol killed their children.

The owner of the East London tavern has since been charged with contravention of the Liquor Act, according to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA).

The 21 teenagers, with the youngest being 13 years old, tragically died at that tavern on 26 June.

Ramaphosa says protests should not lead to violence and looting

President Cyril Ramaphosa said that while citizens may have grievances with government, no one has the right to incite violence and resort to arson and looting.

Ramaphosa was addressing the South African Human Rights Commission’s National Conference on local governance and urged South Africans to refrain from being destructive during protests.

The President made reference to the violent illegal strike by some Amathole District Municipal staff in the Eastern Cape and he stressed that there was no need for the violent nature of such protests

“[As] much as people have grievances, there is just no one who has the right to resort to arson, to looting, to violence and to damage property when they are expressing their dissatisfaction with whatever may be a problem to them,” he said.

British medic died ‘in the line of duty’ in Ukraine War

A British man, 48 year old  Craig Mackintosh, has been killed while volunteering as a medic in Ukraine.

His sister sister Lorna Mackintosh, confirmed he died “in the line of duty” on 24 August.

Ms Mackintosh has since raised more than £10,000 on a GoFundMe page to bring her brother’s body back to the UK .

The Foreign Office said it was supporting the family.

 

Written by: Kelly-Jane Turner

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