A young woman who was working as a crew member aboard an MSC cruise ship mysteriously died in late March. The family were reportedly told that their girl, Hombisa ‘Nana’ Mafuduka died due to natural causes, however, further investigation has the family accusing the MSC Orchestra of lying about her death.
According to the initial explanation of her death (as given to the family), Hombisa died after vomiting blood and collapsing after being taken to hospital, something her aunt, Lulama Mafuduka found strange from the offset as IOL reports. Lulama explained that her niece hadn’t complained of any medical issues, and had even called her cousin to talk about a birthday party plan. Shortly after the call at around 11 pm on 24 March, Lulama received the call from the company that her niece was dead.
Things got stranger when Lulama and the rest of the family were reportedly not involved in the autopsy process, but a “mysterious cousin” was.
Lulama travelled from Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape to Durban in the middle of the night to see the body, and after a battle with the police, found a striking difference to the described cause of death, as per The South African.
Hombisa had suffered an intense head injury and had a broken neck upon Lulama’s findings.
Now, the family has accused MSC of not telling the full story.
According to MSC spokesperson Lebo Mavuso, the events of the death are currently under investigation, and MSC is co-operating accordingly. Mavuso says that they will continue to cooperate “in the hope that more light will be shone on the circumstances and cause of her untimely death.”
Picture: Hombisa Nana Mafuduka/ Facebook