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Repatriation Funds Appeal for 22-Year-Old Woman Stabbed to Death in Hull, UK

By Diaspora Insurance News


UK: AN APPEAL has been lunched to help raise funds for the repatriation of a Namibian woman who died aged 22 last month after being stabbed in Hull.

The GoFundMe appeal seeks to raise £15,000 for the repatriation of Claudia Sheya Kambanza’s body with just over £1,700 having been raised as of Friday.

Kambanza is survived by three siblings and her parents who said their hearts had been torn apart by the tragedy.

“Her sudden death has torn her parents’ hearts apart but we are also confronted with the financial burden of bringing our sister home and all the costs involved with taking her back home and arranging her funeral, which brings a significant financial burden,” said Clara Che and Peya Fakehinde who organised the appeal.

“In this difficult time, we’re asking for your assistance to raise funds for the funeral and related costs. Any donations, no matter the size, would be greatly appreciated.

“Let us stand united and make it possible for Claudia to return home, to Namibia.”

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The late Claudia Sheya Kambanza

Claudia died on the 26th of January after being found with serious stab wounds on a street in Hull.

“Officers were called at around 3am to reports that a woman had sustained stab wounds on Hinderwell Street,” read a police report.

“The woman was taken to hospital to receive treatment, but despite the efforts of medical professionals, she died from her injuries a short while later.”

A man of no fixed address has since been charged with Kambanza’s murder and the possession of a bladed article in a public space.

Mateus Johannes, 28, was remanded in custody and will re-appear before Hull crown court on 28 March.

The two were thought to have been a couple, had a joint TikTok account with more than 1,000 followers where they shared videos about their relationship.

Some videos showed Johannes giving Kambanza presents such as flower bouquets, money and designer brand trainers.

Meanwhile, Claudia’s family fondly remembered her “kind and bubbly” personality and her love of cooking.

In a short statement, they describe her as a “people’s person”.

“Claudia was a was a kind and bubbly warm-hearted person, who wasn’t afraid of challenges and always wanted good for other people.

“She always loved to cook and host people. She had an accommodative spirit and was a people’s person.”

To support the funding appeal, click here.

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