Saray Khumalo back home, receives a hero's welcome at OR Tambo

Saray Khumalo back home, receives a hero's welcome at OR Tambo

On Monday, Saray Khumalo arrived to a hero's welcome at the OR Tambo International Airport after she made history in the Himalayas.

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Singing, dancing and cheering - that was what met Saray Khumalo as she returned home from her trip to Mount Everest in the Himalayas.

Khumalo, who made history earlier this month, received a hero's welcome on her return home. Photos and videos of her arrival at the airport were shared on social media and it gave Mzansi the feels.

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"The dream of any African child is valid and it is possible to achieve, says @saraykhumalo , who received a hero's welcome at OR Tambo International Airport this morning," the South African Government wrote on Twitter.

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It was Khumalo's fourth attempt to scale the massive mountain. Her three previous attempts failed due to external factors, including an earthquake which struck Nepal in 2015. But she finally conquered the mountain, managing to climb nearly 9 000 metres above sea level.

During an interview after she landed in SA this morning, Khumalo revealed they managed to raise enough money to help out a child in need.

"We've managed to raise R135 000 that will be able to take one child to school for one year," she said.

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