Andrew, 51, has spent more than three decades underground, doing what some describe as the worst job in the world for a meagre paycheque that can barely feed his family. His eldest son, Tebogo, was headed that way too, before his life took a different turn. Tebogo qualified as a microbiologist and now owns his own laboratory, which conducts microbiology and chemical testing services for mining companies like the one his father works for.
Stranger’s body put in coffin instead of murdered son’sA Uitenhage family unwittingly buried, and mourned the death of, a stranger after the Gauteng Department of Health released the wrong corpse for burial in February – and they are still waiting for their son’s body to be returned home. Although his father, Themba Sethenu, had travelled the 1 000km to identify his son and bring him home, he was instead sent home with the body of an unknown man.
The Mdodana family are yet to receive the body of their son Monde from a Roodepoort morgue. Monde‚ 29‚ a former Walter Sisulu University student‚ came to Mogale City earlier this year to look for a job. He was stabbed to death on his way from a job interview on February 7. Although his father‚ Themba Sethenu‚ had travelled 1‚000km to identify his son and take him home‚ the body of an unknown male scheduled to be buried as a pauper was put in his coffin.
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