Body of SA teacher in China discovered in her flat

A Gqeberha family is mourning the death of their daughter Nomaqocwa Blackie in Shangai, China. The body of the South African teacher who was living in China was discovered in her flat.

This after the family failed to hear from Nomaqocwa since 17 April.

Her family say that Nomaqocwa missed their regular Sunday bible study sessions which took place at 17h00pm.

The 29-year old teacher left South Africa in 2017 to become a teacher when she couldn’t find work back home in Mlotherwell, Eastern Cape.

This was something the teacher initiated as she looked forward to the virtual prayer sessions with her family.

Maintaining regular communication with her family and loved ones, Nomaqocwa last visited her family in 2019.

Chinese police were alerted by Nomaqocwa’s colleague who became worried when she failed to submit learning material to the school they both taught English at.

This is when the teacher’s body was discovered in her flat.

Her family are still awaiting results from her post-mortem but South African officials claim the teacher’s death is not related to recent lockdown regulations imposed by Shangai.

The city is currently experiencing a resurgence in Covid-19 cases.

Nomaqocwa’s family are still awaiting word from the Chinese government to repatriate her body for burial.

As reported by TimesLive the family have been asked for an unabridged birth certificate before the Chinese government can release the body.

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation are said to be assisting the family with the process of retrieving Nomaqocwa’s body.

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