Tragedy As Youth Dies On Her First Visit To Zimbabwe After 16 Years.

LATOYA Chikakayi left Zimbabwe when she was just five years old to settle in the United States with her mum, a single parent. She returned home for the first time ahead of the just ended festive season, 16 years later a young woman aged 21.


“(She returned to) recapture her memories with her family as well as put an amazing head stone on her Grandmother’s grave who had died a few years back.

“The ceremony was supposed to be held on the 9th of January,” said a statement by family and friends.

However, tragedy struck just after Christmas.

“While spending time and creating memories with family coming from Victoria Falls, (Latoya) was involved in an accident and passed away on the 27th December,” the statement added.

An appeal has now been launched to help raise funds to repatriate her remains to the United States for burial.
Tragedy As Youth Dies On Her First Visit To Zimbabwe After 16 Years.
“Though born in Zimbabwe, she has lived with her mother who is a single parent and her two sisters in Massachusetts which she now calls home for over 16 years.

“We are appealing to friends, family and well-wishers to help bring her body home.

“LaToya was an amazing young girl she touched the hearts of all she met and instilled a blessing of caring and just having a warm heart.

“Your love and blessings in bringing her body home will be greatly appreciated.”

As of early Monday morning, the appeal had raised just over $6,000 against a target of about $18,000. Those who want to assist the family can do so at here

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