Devoted husband, loving father, humble friend and colleague

I wish to share with you all the sad news of the passing of Lazarus Matebese, a Strata Control Officer at Lonmin’s Saffy shaft.

Lazarus was experiencing problems with his breathing and was admitted to Ferncrest Hospital on Monday 03 July.

He was in an isolation ward before being transferred to ICU later that week.

He exhibited some signs of improvement but was re-admitted to ICU and passed away at approximately 14:00 on 10 July.

We have lost both a friend and a colleague.

His work ethic, willingness to help and pleasant disposition will be sorely missed both in his professional and private capacities.

Please uphold his wife, children, family and loved ones in your prayers during this trying time of bereavement.

May his soul rest in eternal peace.

Dr Michael du Plessis