Recalling the tragic events that claimed the lives of 21 celebrating teenage students at Enyobeni Tavern, Eastern Cape Town few weeks ago. South African Police Service (SAPS) have never rest on that case as they carried out forensic investigations to find out the actual death of the students and people behind it.
Some weeks after the students left this world in an ugly way, they were laid to rest after a mass funeral was conducted at East London with the presence of President Ramaphosa and the deceased families and loved ones.
Earlier today, Police and health department gave out another information linking to their death. According to various sources, there were presence of Methanol in the body of the dead students. All the teenagers who died at Tavern pub had methanol in their blood. Recall that some days after the sad hit Soth Africa, there was an information that forensic investigations find out that a chemical poisoning was really for their death.
Dr. Litha Matiwane, the health director for the Eastern Cape, stated that they were still awaiting blood tests to determine whether a toxic dose of methanol had been consumed. The forensic pathology lab in Cape Town received the blood samples that were sent there, but they have just returned. Postmortems into the deaths at the East London pub on Sunday, June 26, were performed that day.
According to Matiwane, blood was also tested for alcohol and carbon monoxide poisoning, but the results showed that the amounts were not high enough to be fatal.
However, the police have not been able to find the culprit behind the deadly act but as time goes it would be possible. The families of the deceased are longing to get justice for their children no matter what it how long it may take.