- Adrian Nel, the South African man who was killed in the Mozambique attacks, was a married man with children
- Nel's mother has now started a crowdfunding campaign to assist his wife and three kids
- His mother stated that he had been working for less than three months in Mozambique before the attacks
The South African man who was killed in the Mozambique attacks two weeks ago has been identified as Adrian Nel. Nel was part of a group that attempted to flee a hotel in Palma in a 17-vehicle convoy.
The vehicles were ambushed by the Jihadists and only seven managed to make it past rebel lines. Now, Nel's mother has started a crowdfunding campaign to assist his wife and three children who were left behind after he was killed.
The goal of the fundraiser is to raise R1 million for Nel's family. Meryl Knox, Nel's mother, stated that the funds will be used to ensure his family will be taken care of.
Knox stated that her son was a commercial driver who worked in the Republic of Congo for five years. She added that his contract was not extended in the DRC as Covid-19 had impacted the company he worked for, according to TimesLIVE.
Knox stated that her son then took the job in Palma where he built accommodation for workers for the French company Total. He took the job to be able to provide and support his family.
News24 reported that Nel had been working in Palma for less than three months when disaster struck. Nel was the breadwinner of his family.
Previously, Briefly.co.za reported that 43 South Africans had been tracked in Mozambique after the terror attacks. This was revealed by the South African High Commission in Maputo. They include two men who escaped the attack by fleeing into the bush but unfortunately, a close relative was killed in the onslaught.
The duo were later rescued by helicopters. The group of people rescued were reportedly found in the Afungi area where Total, the French energy company, is based. Some of the SA citizens who were found are back home, others have been moved to safer areas.
The High Commission stated that it would carry on with its track-and-trace process to find any other South Africans who might have been affected by the attacks. It is currently unclear if there are any SA citizens still there.
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