Suicide bomb victims named
IT IS not yet known when the bodies of eight South Africans who perished in a deadly suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan, would be returned home.
"We don't know yet when the bodies will be repatriated. We are still working on it but we hope it will be as soon as possible," International Relations and Cooperation Department spokesman Nelson Kgwete said yesterday.
Kgwete said the deceased are Christian Pretorius, 30, Fraser Carey, 31, Steven Leong, 31, Johan Bouchaud, 30, and Johannes Humphries, 65, all from Gauteng; Brandon Booth, 47, from KwaZulu-Natal; Johan van Huyssteen, 31, from Eastern Cape; and Jenny Ayris, 46, from Scotland who had a duel citizenship.
"The department is ... rendering consular assistance to the families," Kgwete said.