Bodies of SA aid worker, family return home

2014-12-11 16:10

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Johannesburg - The bodies of slain South African aid worker Werner Groenewald and his two children have arrived in the country, a family spokesperson said on Thursday.

"The bodies arrived from Kabul on Wednesday," said spokesperson Teresa Conradie.

The three were killed in an attack on their home in Kabul, Afghanistan, by the Taliban two weeks ago.

She said Groenewald’s wife Hannelie, a doctor, arrived back in South Africa on Tuesday.

She was at work at a clinic during the attack.

She returned to find the bodies of her husband, their son Jean-Pierre, 17, and daughter Rode, 15, being taken away in ambulances.

A memorial service is to be held at the Dutch Reformed Church Moreleta Park on Friday.

Groenewald served as a pastor there for five years before the family moved to troubled Afghanistan as aid workers.

 

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