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It is with heavy hearts that we as Gearhouse South Africa share with you the occurrence of an incident at the Global Citizen set-up on Saturday afternoon which resulted in the tragic loss of life of one of the members of our rigging team, Mr Siyabonga Ngondze. Siyabonga was an experienced rigger, who had worked regularly with Gearhouse on many local and international events with similar requirements to this one.
Gearhouse adheres to rigorous international safety standards and takes great precaution to prevent this type of incident. We are taking the accident very seriously and are assisting the relevant authorities with a full investigation to establish the circumstances that led to this misfortune
We have been in contact with members of his immediate family regarding the incident and to extend our heartfelt condolences.
We extend same to his broader family and friends as well as his colleagues within Gearhouse and the industry at large.