Snegugu Thobeka Myeni, A South African medical student who was studying in the Philippines has died, just weeks before her graduation.
Snegugu Thobeka Myeni, 24, from Utrecht in KwaZulu-Natal, passed away at the airport in Manila on July 10, 2023.
Her family has made a plea for funds to help repatriate her body back to South Africa.
The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government has said it will provide support and assistance to the family.
“Snegugu Myeni was studying to become a Neurosurgeon and it was her lifelong dream to help and serve the people of South Africa,” said the government in a statement.
Acting Premier Nomagugu Simelane said the government would work tirelessly to ensure that Myeni’s remains are brought back home for burial.
“We know that with each passing day the waiting becomes more difficult, especially for the Myeni family and we will work tirelessly to ensure that the mortal remains of their beloved daughter are brought back home for burial by the family, friends and community,” said Simelane.
The government has also extended its condolences to Myeni’s family and friends.
“On behalf of the government and people of KwaZulu-Natal, we convey our most sincere condolences to the Myeni Family on Snegugu’s demise. We wish her family and friends strength and fortitude as they go through this tragic loss,” said Simelane.
Myeni’s death is a tragic loss for her family, friends, and the community. She was a bright young woman with a bright future ahead of her. Her death is a reminder of the fragility of life and the importance of cherishing every moment.
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