Emotional moment Mpumalanga man is reunited with family after 49 years

Emotional moment Mpumalanga man is reunited with family after 49 years

- Leon van Wyk is a coffee shop manager in Mbombela

- He was adopted as a child but always wished to meet his biological parents

- He finally met them recently after 49 years

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It was an emotional moment when a Mpumalanga man reunited with his biological family after 49 years recently.

News24 reports that Leon van Wyk, a coffee shop manager in Mbombela was adopted as a child.

However, he always expressed a wish to meet his parents and siblings, Briefly.co.za learned. With the help of a friend, this wish became a reality on 11 September.

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Leon found out that his parents live in Humansdorp, Eastern Cape, and contacted them. He took a flight and connected to the small town by bus.

He described just how nervous he was, "I was so nervous I took a tranquilliser before I got onto the plane."

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Leon (right) pictured with his dad and brother. Source: News24

Leon (right) pictured with his dad and brother. Source: News24
Source: UGC

Leon said tears flowed freely when he first met his brother, then father, and finally his mom. His mom, who is wheelchair-bound after suffering a stroke three years ago, was especially happy:

She kept looking at me and she said she was very glad to see that I’d been brought up so well my adoptive parents.

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Leon's family organised a surprise braai for him before he returned to Mbombela. A content Leon now talks to his family every day.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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