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.

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

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