3 November 2006

South Africa: Another South African Dies in Iraq

Yet another South African has died in Iraq, bringing to 17 the number of South Africans killed in that country since the start of a war there.

Mr Morné Pieters was killed in Basra on Monday, confirmed the South African diplomatic mission in Kuwait on Thursday.

The Department of Foreign Affairs said the diplomatic mission was liaising with the deceased's employers to assist with returning his remains back home.

"The family has been advised accordingly," spokesperson Ronnie Mamoepa said.

A further eight South Africans have been reported missing in that country and are thus presumed dead.

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