|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.
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
of Sciences and Embassy, Vienna)
Reports from the arrival:
Tambo Airport, Johannesburg