In the aftermath of a devastating gas leak incident at the Angelo Informal Settlement in Boksburg, a Mozambican family is urgently seeking help to repatriate the bodies of their four deceased relatives back to their home country for burial. Among the victims are two minors, a 34-year-old man, and a 60-year-old woman, who tragically lost their lives in the gas cylinder leakage, which claimed a total of 17 lives.
Distraught and unable to afford the transportation costs, the family is determined to honor their loved ones’ wishes by laying them to rest in Mozambique rather than in South Africa.
Expressing their heartfelt desire for a funeral service surrounded by their Mozambican community, the family has expressed their reluctance to consider burial arrangements within South Africa. They have reached out to the Mozambican Embassy for assistance and are hopeful that the diplomatic representatives will provide the necessary support during this difficult time. Their primary goal is to ensure that their beloved family members receive a proper burial in their homeland.
Currently, the bodies of the deceased remain in a government mortuary as the family awaits a resolution to their plea for repatriation. While mourning the devastating loss, they remain steadfast in their conviction that their loved ones should find their final resting place in Mozambique, where they can be laid to rest among family and friends. The family’s plea for assistance highlights the challenging circumstances they face and their unwavering commitment to fulfilling the wishes of their departed relatives.