Traditional Xhosa musician Madosini Latozi Mpahleni arrived at the Cape Town International Airport on Sunday, after spending a few weeks in a French hospital.

Mama Madosini as she is popularly known, reportedly collapsed due to heart-complications while in France in November.

She was unable to return to South Africa for medical attention after her travel insurance claim was rejected by Hollard, who later overturned its decision following public backlash on social media.

Fellow musician and friend Pedro Espi-Sanchis was at the airport to welcome Madosini.

“She’s arriving today [Sunday]. I’ve just driven here with Phumza, who is her niece, who also looks after her and her affairs, and a granddaughter. We are very excited. We don’t know how many people will be there, but the response from the South African public was amazing, including fellow musicians.”

“Early next year, we’re hoping for her to have surgery, hopefully funded by Hollard, if they have the generosity to do that,” added Epsi-Sanchi.