Grief-stricken parents demand justice following tavern tragedy

Grief-stricken parents are demanding answers after their children died at the Enyobeni tavern in East London. eNCA's Aviwe Mtila spoke to one of the devastated parents. #DStv403

EAST LONDON - Grief-stricken parents are demanding answers after their children died at the Enyobeni tavern in East London.

Authorities said 21 teenagers died at the tavern in the early hours of Sunday morning, the youngest just 13 years old.

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Four more children are still in hospital and parents are searching for children who are still missing.

The bodies were found lying on the floor, slumped across chairs and others lying over tables.

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The prevailing theory is they may have suffocated when teargas was used to move the crowd.

The tavern owners were not present when the tragedy happened.

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Authorities have shut down the tavern and investigations are underway.

* eNCA's Aviwe Mtila reports.

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