THE NTSHANE FAMILY ANNOUNCES THE FACTS SURROUNDING THE DEATH OF MISS TEBATSO NAKEDI NTSHANE

The Ntshane family has learnt with utter dismay and concern about rumours on social media on the cause of death of Ms Tebatso Nakedi Ntshane (39). The family can confirm that Ms Ntshane succumbed to cancer-related complications in a Pretoria hospital on Sunday, 24 May 2020. She is survived by her son and mother.

She was part of the South African Airways (SAA) crew members that willingly participated in Operation DITABA, an operation that was led by the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) in cooperation with the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) in May 2020 to Wuhan province, China.

The public is reminded and requested to cease spreading fake news related to Covid-19 as this is an offence prosecutable under the South African Disaster Management Act.

The Ntshane family appeals to the public to allow the family to mourn their daughter and request that she be accorded the respect she deserves for serving her country diligently when she was called upon to do so.

The above is a statement released by the SA NATIONAL DEFENCE FORCE.