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sandf thumb medium90 89Daily News reports that the body of a soldier who was allegedly shot and killed by her boyfriend while on a peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was handed over to her family at Air Force Base Waterkloof on Saturday.  

Private Nomathemba Ngeleka of the SANDF 5 South African Infantry Battalion in Ladysmith died in hospital in the DRC last Friday.  Her body had been brought back to the country last week.  The funeral service will be held on Saturday at Xhonywa Primary school.  She will be buried in a cemetary in KwaWoza village in KwaNzimakwe, on the South Coast.  The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) last week indicated that Private Ngeleka had allegedly been shot by her ex-boyfriend before he turned the firearm on himself.  Her father, Nkosinathi Ngeleka, said Nomathemba and her boyfriend had recently ended their relationship, but the ex-boyfriend wanted them to get back together.  The man, who has not been named and who is also a soldier in the DRC, is reportedly in a critical condition at a hospital in Uganda.

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