Nat Nakasa returns

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The Department of Arts and Culture Ministry spokesperson, Sandile Memela, says that the return of South African journalist Nat Nakasa’s remains is important in bringing closure and healing to his family. 

Nakasa’s remains arrived from the United States at the King Shaka International Airport in Durban in August. It has taken 50 years for the journalist to return home.

Nakasa was instrumental in exposing the apartheid government. Memela says that Nakasa left the country as a gesture of defiance against the apartheid government.

He was denied a passport when he was awarded the Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University. He died at the age of 28 in 1965.

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