Official’s hus­band re­turns to iden­tify body

The Star Early Edition - - NEWS - – Staff Re­porter

THE HUS­BAND of Char­lotte Nikoi, whose body was found on Ta­ble Moun­tain, is on his way back from New York to iden­tify her re­mains.

This was af­ter the po­lice and Unicef, where she worked as as­so­ci­ate di­rec­tor, con­firmed that the body found on Plat­tek­lip Gorge was in­deed hers.

Her de­com­posed body was found on Tues­day at 10.15am by de­tec­tives and park rangers.

“We learnt with great sad­ness the re­mains of our col­league Char­lotte (Nana Yaa) Nikoi have been found,” Unicef spokesper­son Na­jwa Mekki said.

“All of us at Unicef are deeply sad­dened by this news and express our per­sonal sym­pa­thies and con­do­lences to her fam­ily. Nana Yaa was a com­mit­ted col­league who de­voted the past 18 years of her life to the work and val­ues of the UN.” She ap­plauded the South African au­thor­i­ties for their as­sis­tance.

Chris Nikoi, speak­ing from New York, about to board a flight to Cape Town, said he was dev­as­tated at the news of his wife’s death. “I’m not even sure how to feel at this point. I would have liked a dif­fer­ent out­come.”

Char­lotte went miss­ing on March 21 af­ter hik­ing with her hus­band and daugh­ter Ko­choe at Plat­tek­lip Gorge.

The DA’s act­ing leader Bonginkosi Madik­izela called for an ur­gent in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the cause of Nikoi’s death.

FOUND: Char­lotte Nikoi

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