Hero’s welcome for first black African woman on Everest
Hundreds of people in Johannesburg have given a hero’s welcome to the first black African woman to summit Mount Everest.
A crowd gathered at South Africa’s main airport OR Tambo International to welcome Saray Khumalo with song and dance.
Ms Khumalo, a business executive, made history earlier this month when she reached the top of the world’s highest mountain Mount Everest.
As she arrived in Johannesburg she told well-wishers that it was not just about her.
“It wasn’t just a personal quest. It was something I embarked on in an effort to educate the African child. Everything that I have done, I’ve done because somebody invested in my education.
It was her fourth attempt to climb the 8,850m (29,035ft) mountain, where 10 people have died this year alone.
Source: BBC News Africa