- The body of the young lady who allegedly fell to her death in China, Kgothatso Mdunana, arrived in South Africa on the morning of Monday, 7 June
- The late 24-year-old's family adorned themselves in traditional attire as they awaited the arrival of her mortal remains at the OR Tambo International Airport
- Mdunana's father spoke to the media and explained how he and the rest of Mdunana's family have been coping since her tragic and untimely passing
The remains of 24-year-old Kgothatso Mdunana have returned to South Africa. The young lady allegedly fell to her death at a friends house in China over two months ago. Her body finally arrived in SA, allowing her family to breathe a sigh of relief.
A BackaBuddy campaign was previously set up by Mdunana's family in order to repatriate her remains. Her body arrived at the OR Tambo International Airport on the morning of Monday, 7 June.
The family and friends of the late young lady received her remains.
EWN reported that Mdunana's father, Pfarelo Mpapuli was one of her loved ones who received her remains. Mpapuli stated that the pain is constant. He spoke about things being a rollercoaster, explaining that emotions were going up and down.
Mpapuli accompanied his sisters in traditional attire in order to warmly welcome Mdunana back to South Africa, her home. News24 confirmed that Mdunana's family had to wait for five weeks to welcome her body back home.
Previously, Briefly News spoke to Mdunana's mother and her childhood friend. It started when Nomsa Mdunana took Briefly News into the day she got the call every parent dreads.
"At 11:15 I received a missed WhatsApp call from Kgothatso's roommate. I sent her an SMS to ask her to call again. She called back and said 'Mama, there is some sad news. Kgothatso is no longer with us.'
"I asked her if she was sure. She said she will call back later but that the police had Kgothatso's phone and that they knew it was her. That is how I found out."
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