Remains of KZN student who died in the Philippines to arrive in SA on Thursday. The remains of KwaZulu-Natal student Sinegugu Myeni, who passed away in the Philippines on July 10, will arrive on Thursday, and a special prayer ceremony will be held at a chapel at OR Tambo International Airport to commemorate the occasion.
Remains of KZN student who died in the Philippines to arrive in SA
Nomusa Dube-Ncube, the premier of KZN, declared that she would go with Myeni’s family and friends when they officially received her remains.
On Saturday, the graduate student in psychology will be laid to rest.
The return of Myeni’s remains to South Africa was made possible in large part by Dube-Ncube and Thulasizwe Buthelezi, the mayor of the Zululand region.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Myeni family. As the provincial government we do not want the family to suffer the pain of the loss of their beloved daughter alone. The provincial government had taken a decision to assist with the repatriation process and the funeral arrangements to ensure Sinegugu is given a dignified send-off,” said Dube-Ncube.
She said social workers were on standby to counsel the bereaved family.