JOHANNESBURG – South Africa is repatriating the remains of a black anti-apartheid journalist who died in the United States in 1965 and was buried there until his recent exhumation.
South Africa's arts and culture ministry says the remains of Nat Nakasa are expected to arrive Tuesday in the coastal city of Durban, where he will be reburied.
Nakasa worked for DRUM magazine and other publications in Johannesburg during white minority rule half a century ago.
Nakasa left South Africa in 1964 for a fellowship at Harvard University. The South African government 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.