Special ceremony to welcome Nakasa's remains

Johannesburg – The government has repatriated the remains of an anti-apartheid journalist who died in the United States in 1965 and was buried there until his recent exhumation.

Arts and culture ministry says the remains of Nat Nakasa are expected to arrive on Tuesday in Durban, where he will be reburied.

A special ceremony to welcome his remains will be held at King Shaka International Airport.

Nakasa worked for Drum magazine and other publications in Johannesburg half a century ago.

Nakasa left South Africa in 1964 for a fellowship at Harvard University.

The government at the time had not issued him with a passport, making it impossible for him to return home.

At the age of 28, he plunged from the seventh floor of a New York City building.

His death was ruled a suicide.