JJ Cassanga, second Clover security guard sadly passes away

It is with deep regret and sadness that AfriForum’s Private Prosecution Unit confirms the passing of JJ Cassanga, who collapsed at his doctor’s waiting rooms on Tuesday, 28 June. Cassanga was severely assaulted in the same incident that led to the murder of Terrence Tegg, during a violent strike at Clover’s business premises in Olifantsfontein on 17 February this year.

AfriForum’s Private Prosecution Unit has been assisting Michele Bebbington, who was engaged to Tegg, as well as the Cassanga-family to ensure that the case receives the attention it deserves.

Cassanga’s family say he sustained severe head trauma and brain injuries in the assault and since then has suffered from seizures and headaches. It is understood he complained of severe headaches on Tuesday and asked to be taken to his doctor. He collapsed in the consulting rooms and was declared dead. Cassanga is survived by four children.

AfriForum’s Private Prosecution Unit head, Adv. Gerrie Nel, has urged the police to conduct a thorough investigation. “We have called on the police to ensure that an autopsy is performed to determine whether there is sufficient evidence of a link between the assault and Cassanga’s eventual death. We express our sincere condolences to Cassanga’s loved ones, and we will continue to support the families of the deceased in this matter.”

The five men accused of Tegg’s murder and the assault on Cassanga will appear again in the Tembisa Magistrate’s court for a continuation of a bail application for three of the accused.

If the evidence reveals a link between the assault and Cassanga’s death, the accused will face a second count of murder.

JJ Cassanga

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