Today, 7 October, we salute and honour the following men & woman who sacrificed their lives whilst standing in the defence of what they held dear at the time and against evil and tyranny. 


07 Oct 1974: Constable Mpahlwa Mziwnake from the South African Police was killed in a motor vehicle accident in the Binga area near Kariba in Rhodesia while operating with the Rhodesian British South Africa Police. He was 24.

07 Oct 1976: 74313511BC Candidate Officer Charles Robert Dickens from the School of Armour was killed when his Eland 90 Armoured Car overturned while travelling on the road between the De Brug Training Area and Bloemfontein. He was 18..


1976 –DSA Amon MPOFU, Kp Prtn, Intaf, died on active service.

1977 – Tpr Clive Warwick GRIFFIN, 3 Cdo, 1st Bn, RLI, died in a vehicle accident.

1977 – Rfn Conrad Jacobus GROBBELAAR, Rfn Peter Christopher LOTTERING and Rfn Clarence Dudley VAN ZYL, all of 5th Bn, RR, were killed in a vehicle accident.

† Their names and sacrifices have not been forgotten †


  • October 07, 2017
  • Piet Fourie
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