President Ramaphosa to Receive WWI Relic from UK Prime Minister

Prime Minister Theresa May will present South African President Cyril Ramaphosa with the SS Mendi Bell during a working visit. The World War I relic, which was discovered in the English Channel in 2017, originates from what has been described as one of the 20th century's worst maritime disasters in UK waters; 646 people, most of them black South African troops, died after a large cargo steamship, Darro, collided with the Mendi in the English Channel, south of the Isle of Wight in 1917.

President Cyril Ramaphosa meets with British Prime Minister Theresa May (file photo).


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