THE man allegedly killed by defence force members on 10 April after being accused of not sticking to lockdown rules has been buried.
The funeral of Collins Khosa (40) on Saturday in Ga-Wally outside Tzaneen, was attended by a few family members, friends and residents.
Collins died after being beaten in Alexandra, Joburg.
His brother Lasta Khosa told Daily Sun they haven’t heard anything from government, nor have they received compensation. “He can’t just be killed and it means nothing,” said Lasta.
“What are we going to do with his children?”
Lasta said his brother worked at a bakery and was raising his three kids by himself. He said some of their family members were there when Collins was killed. He said the medical report stated the cause of his death was linked to the assault by defence force members. A female soldier reportedly came to Collins’ yard and accused him of breaking lockdown rules because they saw a camping chair in the yard and a cup of alcohol.
They allegedly raided his fridge and ordered him outside and then called for backup, as three defence members poured beer over his head and, while a soldier held his hands behind his back, another strangled him and slammed him against the cement. Lasta said they needed justice for Collins’ death.