media statement 2008

STATEMENT BY DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS

STATEMENT BY THE SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL DEFENCE FORCE (SANDF) REGARDING THE FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS OF A SOLDIER WHO DIED IN SUDAN

Date of Release: 14 November 2008
Embargo: None

The funeral service of Corporal Ben, Benjamin Titus (34) will be held at the Dutch Reformed Church (NG Kerk) in Rus Street, Danville, Mafikeng (North West) on Saturday 15 November 2008 at 08:00.

The remains of Corporal Ben Benjamin Titus will be laid to rest at the Danville Cemetery in full military honours. Corporal Titus is survived by his wife, Mrs Belinda Titus.

The late Corporal Titus passed away on Wednesday 29 October 2008 following a shooting incident at the water point base in Sudan. He was based at 10 South African Infantry Battalion, Mafikeng and was deployed in Sudan as a member of the United Nations/African Union Mission in Darfur.

ENDS

Released by: SANDF Headquarters
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