SANDF commemorate fallen soldiers with special parade


Defence and Military Veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula is expected to attend a special parade with more than 500 women soldiers from across the country in Bloemfontein tomorrow.

The parade that is going to take place at Tempe Stadium is in commemoration of their colleagues who died in a bus accident last month.

A SANDF bus carrying 40 people crashed on the R712 near Golden Gate on August 19 claiming the lives of 10 soldiers.

The parade was initially scheduled to wrap up the women’s month celebrations in August but had to be postponed following the accident. Uniform and non-uniformed members are going to take part in the parade.

Mapisa-Nqakula will be accompanied by the command cadre of the SANDF and various other ministers are also expected – Cathy Dlodlo/Courant News