A third South African has been killed in Iraq.
Roodepoort resident Hendrik "Vis" Visagie, 29, a former member of the Pretoria Task Force, died on Monday after being critically injured during an ambush last week.
Visagie, along with a number of other South Africans, had been in Iraq since January working on a contract with Erinys Iraq, a British security company.
Visagie is the second South African working for Erinys Iraq to be killed in Iraq since January.
Erinys Iraq provides security services to the occupation authority and to multinational corporations involved in reconstruction projects in Iraq.