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Update: South Africa East London Bar Death Toll Rises To 21

Update: South Africa East London Bar Death Toll Rises To 21

The number of children who died in a bar in East London, South Africa on Sunday morning has risen to 21.

South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa has sent his condolences and expressed concern over the death of the teenagers, according to SABC News.

A statement released by the presidency says Ramaphosa is concerned about the reported circumstances under which young people were gathered at a venue that, on the face of it, should be off-limits to persons under the age of 18.

Preliminary reports say 9 girls and 12 boys died in the incident following a stampede.

In a statement, the SA President said:

This tragedy is made even graver by its occurrence during Youth Month- a time where we celebrate young people, advocate and advance opportunities for improved socio-economic conditions for the youth of our nation.

SA Police Minister Bheki Cele has since visited the scene, together with a forensic team, to investigate the cause of death, and what led to the incident. 

The president expects the law to take its course following investigations into the tragedy.

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10 Comments

VYBZ KARTEL 1 month ago

Zvaitika Machiavelli anga achimwa scud ndokubuditsa mweya💨💨 saka vanhu vashaya mweya wekufema ndokuita pressure yekuda kubuda mubhawa vakatsikirirana Kasi vazhinji vanga vatofa nemweya💨💨


Suri Suri Airbase 1 month ago

Seems true. East London police have confirmed this gas leak...

Blue 💙 1 month ago

Devil Cataract


Tkt 1 month ago

Guys pane ambo shandisawo Twitter here nhasi? Mine is down or it's the Econet Bundle again misbehaving?
Also any confirmed report on the cause of the stampede?


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

Guys nyaya yekutukana nema centre bearings evabereki haina kunaka we are one gud GOD people, our differences should be on analysis and that shouldn't lead to hate...


Tkt 1 month ago

Good advice Tsvarie chana chechidhaka, iwe iri muhera chaiye dunhu rega Rosina nhoorondo yakaipa 👏👏👏👏


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

Peace and love ndookuti Vahera @ Tkt 😍



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