Memorial for blast victims

Shaanaaz de Jager

THE Middelburg Town Hall in the Eastern Cape was packed yesterday with hundreds of residents attending the memorial service for six people who died after they were injured in an explosion last week.

Violet Fuzani, 65, Chanelle Berg, 20, Eloise Steenkamp, 40, Jonathan Barendse, 25, Luleka Matholengwe, 22, and Melinda Fitsgerald, 31, died after the blast at the Rolfe Laboratories factory in the small Karoo town on October 14.

Factory owner Brett Rolfe told family and friends the company would never be the same after the tragedy.


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