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The families of the 21 young people that died mysteriously at a tavern in East London in the Eastern Cape are puzzled and demanding a speedy investigation into the matter.

The families of the 21 young people that died mysteriously at a tavern in East London in the Eastern Cape are puzzled and demanding a speedy investigation into the matter.

The families of the 21 young people that died mysteriously at a tavern in East London in the Eastern Cape are puzzled and demanding a speedy investigation into the matter.

who are mourning the deaths of their children. It’s alleged that some of the victims are teenagers.A prayer meeting was held to console the affected family members. A process of individual counselling will commence on Tuesday.Ntombizonke Mgangala, one of the parents who lost a child, says, “For us, as a family, when you are growing up as a child, you somehow know that she is the one going to bury you. It’s so sad to find ourselves being here mourning for her as young as she is. This is the first encounter in our family and it’s difficult to accept (it). It’s so sad.”

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The blame will go to the tavern owner. That's very easy. And no blame will go to the kids themselves. No blame will go the parents. Parents sleeping while their kids are at a party called 'Pants Down' that's poor parenting Poison? They better call in the FBI they ain't gonna get a speedy Investigation here 🤣

They were poisened!!! But they said Investigation is underway on radio during the day. Police cannot miss this one.

South Africa police investigating at least 22 deaths at East London tavernThe patrons, 18 to 20 years old, were found inside a popular township tavern close to East London city.

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It’s alleged that some of the victims are teenagers. A prayer meeting was held to console the affected family members. The bodies will be transported to state mortuaries where relatives are expected to help identify both male and female victims, said Siyanda Manana, a spokesperson for the Eastern Cape provincial health department. A process of individual counselling will commence on Tuesday. We can’t accept it," said Yandiswa Ngqoza, an aunt, as she choked back tears outside the morgue dressed in black attire. Ntombizonke Mgangala, one of the parents who lost a child, says, “For us, as a family, when you are growing up as a child, you somehow know that she is the one going to bury you. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters. It’s so sad to find ourselves being here mourning for her as young as she is. Even without famine, Somalia is the world's hungriest nation, as defined by the Global Hunger Index.

This is the first encounter in our family and it’s difficult to accept (it). Earlier Brigadier Tembinkosi Kinana said police were alerted by members of the public to the incident at Scenery Park, about three kms from the city centre. Minutes earlier she had entered the morgue and identified her niece, whose name she did not reveal. It’s so sad.” Families have since welcomed the closure of the tavern: Police calling for calm The incident has angered the community, but police are calling for calm. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters. Police spokesperson, Brigadier Thembinkosi Kinana, says the investigating team is piecing together the events leading up to the tragedy. Addressing a crowd outside a mortuary in East London on Sunday, an emotional Police Minister Bheki Cele had to pause speaking as he started weeping, triggering a chorus of cries among his audience. “The SAPS requests to be given sufficient space and time to conclude the investigation.S.

At an appropriate time, a formal statement on the outcome of the investigation will be made by the relevant authority. We have not made any arrests at this stage. "We are ruling out a stampede completely," he added, after initial media reports suggested this might be a possible cause of the deaths.” The tavern has since been closed as Chief Inspector at Eastern Cape Liquor Board Zola Thyikwe explains, “Preliminary investigations point to two things, that there were underaged children in the premises which is not allowed; two, the tavern did not close at the time that is supposed to close.” Government is yet to announce how it will support the affected families. No arrest has been made yet. President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday he was worried about the circumstances under which young people, at least some under the age of 18 years, were allowed to gather at the tavern. A recent assessment suggests that 7.

Meanwhile, the National Liquor Traders Association has urged liquor traders not to chase profit at the expense of patrons’ safety and responsible trading. Association convener, Lucky Ntimane, explains in the video below: Share article .