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South African student falls to her death from 13th floor in China

745ng | May 11, 2021

A 24-year-old South African student, Kgothatso Mdunana, has fallen to her death from a 13th floor of a building in China.

It was gathered that she died last Friday, May 7, after apparently falling out of the window of a friend’s flat on the 13th floor in Hangzhou.

Mdunana was studying civil engineering at Shandong University and was due to complete her studies in just under two months’ time.

An investigation is now under way in the East Asian country while the International Relations Department is helping to facilitate the return of her remains.

The last time Kgothatso’s family saw her was three years ago, but they were in constant communication and spoke was last week – two days before her mysterious death.

Her heartbroken parents told Eyewitness News that they received the tragic news through a chilling message from her roommate identified simply as Princess – accompanied by a 4-second video showing their daughter’s lifeless body.

“The video just surfaced from someone knowing this friend that she went to visit. I asked Princess to say can you give this person my number to call me because I want to speak to him or her. Then she said I don’t have the number. It’s very difficult, I can’t sleep. I sleep with tablets.” said the deceased’s mother, Pfarelo Mphamphul.

Kgothatso’s father, Pfarelo Mphamphuli, said the family has been told that she travelled 15 hours from Shandong by train to Hangzhou province to meet up with a friend who none of them knew.

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