cloverTimesLive reports that JJ Cassanga, a security guard who was attacked during the Clover strike in February, has died. Civil rights organisation AfriForum said he collapsed at his doctor’s rooms on Tuesday.

Cassanga was seriously injured in the protest action that also led to the murder of security manager Terrence Tegg at Clover’s offices in Olifantsfontein on 17 February. AfriForum is representing both families. According to Cassanga’s relatives, he sustained head trauma and brain injuries during the assault, and had since been suffered from seizures and migraines. Cassanga is survived by four children. The five men accused of Tegg’s murder and the assault on Cassanga will again appear in the Thembisa Magistrate’s Court on 11 July for a continuation of a bail application for three of the accused. If the evidence revealed a link between the assault and Cassanga’s death, the accused would face a second count of murder, said AfriForum.


Get other news reports at the SA Labour News home page