Bheki C. Simelane, Author at Latest News

Residents described Joburg’s explosion – ‘I felt my gut grow cold with fear’

I felt my intestines grow cold with fear. “I’ve never witnessed anything like this,” Themblane Mutonwa said on Thursday. “When pandemonium engulfed this part of town, the first thing that came to my mind was that it was an earthquake or a building collapse around us.” Mutonwa, who sells sweets along Lilian Ngoyi Street – … Read more

Families of the Mdlalose Tavern massacre victims denounced the withdrawal of charges against the defendants

During Sunday’s ceremony of remembrance for the victims of the Muddalloose Tavern massacre in Nomzamo Park, Soweto, the withdrawal of charges against the accused came under fire from the victims’ families, the community and KZN Amakhosi. Hundreds of people braved the cold weather to attend the ceremony, which featured memorial speeches, dance and Zulu cultural … Read more