Kgothatso Mdunana: Student Falls to Death in China, Family Wants Answers

Kgothatso Mdunana: Student Falls to Death in China, Family Wants Answers

- A South African civil engineering student who was studying in China has tragically fallen to her death

- Kgothatso Mdunana was just 24 years old when she allegedly fell from her friend's flat on the 13th floor

- The family of Kgothatso are now attempting to find answers and to raise funds to bring her remains back to Mzansi

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A 24-year-old South African student has unfortunately lost her life in China. Kgothatso Mdunana reportedly fell from the 13th floor of a building housing her friend's flat on Friday last week. She was a civil engineering student at Shandong University.

Kgothatso's family are looking for answers and ways to bring her body back to South Africa. A BackaBuddy campaign was started in hopes that funds could be raised for the repatriation of her remains.

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Reports have revealed that investigations are underway in China and that the International Relations Department is attempting to facilitate the return of Kgothatso's remains.

Kgothatso Mdunana: 24 year old falls to death in China, family want answers
Kgothatso Mdunana passed away after falling from the 13th floor of her friend's flat in China. Image: Nomsa MntakaNondlela and Nombuyiselo Mtebe
Source: Facebook

According to a report by EWN, Kgothatso's family last saw her three years ago. The last time the young lady spoke with her family was two days before she went missing. Speaking to the publication, her parents said they received the news of their daughter's death through a heartwrenching message from Kgothatso's roommate.

Her parents stated that there was a four-second video of their daughter's lifeless body accompanying the message by the roommate.

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The BackaBuddy crowdfunding campaign started by Kgothatso's family reads:

"We are devastated by the loss of our dearly beloved daughter, sister, niece and cousin Kgothatso Mdunana, a final-year Civil Engineering student at Shandong University (China); and we were not prepared for the high costs of repatriation fees as unfortunately, her travel insurance had expired."

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In other news, Briefly News has been reporting on the murder of Lindani Myeni. The father of two died earlier this month after he was gunned down by police who responded to a burglary in progress call.

During a press conference at the Union Buildings this week, Lindsay Myeni accused police of attacking her husband without identifying themselves as law enforcement.

"They (the police) abused their rights and shot him dead because he had a heavy Zulu/English accent and was a black man," says Lindsay.

The shooting took place after a long day of family excursion along the island paradise. On the night of his passing Lindani went on a drive to clear his mind and, according to his wife, probably stopped at a nearby temple.

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