Close down deadly tavern, demand protesters

Young protesters demanded that Osi's Place, where eight people died on 28 June, be shut down. Photo by Nombulelo Damba.

At about 3am on Sunday 28 June, eight women aged 15 to 23 were killed when a staircase broke at the tavern, apparently during a stampede to exit the venue, a situation that was compounded by a gunshot according to witnesses. Two of the dead women died in a car accident on the way to hospital.