media statement 2011

MEDIA RELEASE BY DEPARTMENT  OF DEFENCE: FUNERAL SERVICE FOR THE SANDF MEMBER WHO PASSED AWAY IN A PARACHUTE ACCIDENT ON MONDAY, 21 FEBRUARY 2011

Date of release 04 March 2011

The Acting Chief of the South African National Defence Force, Lieutenant General Temba Matanzima wishes to announce the funeral service of the late Gunner Jabulani David Masango (25) who passed away in a Parachute accident during Exercise Young Eagle on Monday, 22 February 2011.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, 05 March 2011, 08H00, at Extension 2, Nigel, Duduza.

Gunner Jabulani David Masango is survived by his father Mr Bongani Masango and will be laid to rest with full military honours. The service will be conducted at the Emmaus Community Centre hall and he will be laid to rest at Nigel Cemetery.

Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Ms Lindiwe Sisulu, the Secretary for Defence, Ms Mpumi Mpofu and the Acting Chief of the South African National Defence Force have extended their sincerest condolences to the family of the deceased.

Ends.

Issued by: Defence Corporate Communication
(Defence Media Liaison)
Pretoria
Enquiries: Brigadier General Marthie Visser
(012) 355 6302 or 082 459 1893