19. April 2012

Mortal remains of Klaas and Trooi Pienaar returned to South Africa - pictures

In a moving ceremony, mortal remains of Klaas and Trooi Pienaar left Vienna on April 19 and arrived in their home country, South Africa, on April 20. The San couple whose bodies were illegally excavated from fresh graves by agents of the famous Austrian anthropologist Rudolf Poech in 1909, was welcomed at O Tambo Airpirt in Johannesburg by Minister of Arts and Culture, Paul Mashatile.
The re-burial is expected to take place soon in the Northern Province.
Pictures from the ceremony in the Austrian Academy of Sciences (17 April 2012) as well as from the farewell act in the South African embassy in Vienna (19 April 2012) can be found at:
(Academy of Sciences and Embassy, Vienna)

Reports from the arrival:
(O Tambo Airport, Johannesburg

(SADOCC)

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