South Africa

Our fallen: the fated 13 who died in CAR

By Greg Nicolson 3 April 2013

Thirteen South African National Defence Force troops died in Central African Republic on 23 March 2013. It was the highest number of fatalities the country has suffered since the dawn of democracy. The 13 were honoured on Tuesday at the Swartkop Air Force base, as President Jacob Zuma addressed the Defence Force and families of the deceased. Each soldier was remembered with a candle and an A4 sign, which we feature today. By GREG NICOLSON.

Rifleman Zamani Jim Mxhosana

Corporal Ntebaleng Andrew Mogorosi

Corporal Mokgadi Darius Seakamela

Lance Corporal Daniel Sello Molara