A rehearsal for the memorial service which will be held on Wednesday. Picture: Bhekikhaya Mabaso/African News Agency (ANA)

Johannesburg - A memorial service for the three fallen firefighters will be held on Wednesday at the Ellis Park Arena.

Simphiwe Moropane, Mduduzi Ndlovu and Khathutshelo Muedi died while battling the blaze at the Bank of Lisbon Building in the Joburg CBD last week. A magnetic door that had not been disengaged at the time of the fire is alleged to have trapped the three firemen inside the burning building.

One died after slipping out the window and falling to his death, the other was burnt while the third died of smoke inhalation.

On Monday, a group of mourners gathered outside the building to lay wreaths in remembrance of the fallen men.

A rehearsal for the memorial service which will be held on Wednesday. Video:  Bhekikhaya Mabaso/African News Agency (ANA)

Johannesburg Emergency Services spokesperson, Robert Mulaudzi provided details of the funerals of the firefighters on his Facebook page.


"The funeral service of our late Simphiwe Moropane will be held on Friday 14 September at Oasis Family Church in Daveyton. Khathutshelo Muedi will be laid to rest on Saturday 15 September at Lwamondo Dzwerani in Limpopo and Mduduzi Ndlovu's funeral will be held on Sunday 16 September at Doringkop Farm, Mavimbela Stand in Dannhausser in KZN."

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