# The chief of the South African Navy, Vice Admiral Monde Lobese, has extended the investigation of the board of inquiry into the deaths of three submariners on the Cape Peninsula on 20 September. Gillian Hector, William Mathipa and Mokwapa Mojela died after being swept off the SAS Manthatisi in rough seas. They were conducting a vertical transfer from the submarine to an Air Force helicopter when they were swept out to sea. A spokesperson says the board wanted the extension to successfully complete its work.
Extension granted to commission investigating deaths of three submariners