Vision Tactical –

Colleagues and family of the four health-care workers and a pilot who were killed when a helicopter they were travelling in crashed in KwaZulu-Natal last week paid tribute in an emotional parade on Wednesday night.

Netcare, for whom most of the victims worked, described it as a painful day punctuated with deep shock and disbelief.

The hospital group said it was a long, emotional day for the families, loved ones and colleagues of Dr Kgopotso Rudolf Mononyane, Dr Curnick Siyabonga (Siya) Mahlangu and Mpho Xaba, all from Netcare Milpark Hospital, and Sinjin Joshua Farrance of Netcare 911 and Mark Stoxreiter, the pilot from National Airways Corporation (NAC).

In paying tribute to his colleagues, Netcare group CEO Dr Richard Friedland said: “We are here today to bear testimony to the lives of these great human beings, to continue their unfinished legacy of healing and bringing hope.

There is no greater act of humanity than to lose one’s life in attempting to rescue the life of another.

“Our hearts are broken, we mourn the loss of these fallen heroes, these front-line workers who have given so selflessly, so courageously of themselves. Our hearts are shattered for you, their families, children, loved ones, friends and colleagues whom they have left behind.

Vision Tactical – 

Private Security Company Vision Tactical joined hands with the South African National Blood Service following urgent calls from the service who reported that they face severe blood stock shortages, to the extent that there may not be sufficient blood available for patients in need.

The SANBS urgently appealed to all potential and existing blood donors that are due to donate, to visit a SANBS blood donation site, to donate their precious unit of blood.

The blood drive was then set up within the vicinity of Vision Tactical’s offices, where residents and citizens were able to donate blood comfortably and safely, with all COVID-19 protocols in place.

Director of Vision Tactical Yaseen Theba says that a blood donation seems like such a small act, yet it has incredible significance.

“On behalf of my entire team, I would like to thank all our donors that booked for the Vision Tactical Blood Drive with the SANBS & ER24EMS – your blood saves lives.”

Theba has encourage South Africans to continue donating blood whenever they possibly can.

Donor Recruiter for the SANBS Julia Masumuthe told Vision Tactical that the turnout witnessed today was very encouraging to see.

“I applaud one and all who came out to donate blood today, future blood donations will definitely take place with Vision Tactical and donors and potential donors will be able to follow us via all of our social media platforms to stay in the loop of where we will be next.”

The SANBS needs 3 200 units of blood every day and should be sitting on a five to seven day supply of blood daily, however, this is often not the case over the festive season.

If you want to donate blood and wish to locate your nearest donor clinic, call the Sanbs toll free number on 080 011 9031 or visit their website on