THE family of the deceased veteran actress, Pretty Xaba, who died on Saturday in India where she was being treated for oesophagus cancer, said they required $6 000 for the repatriation of her body from the Asian country to Zimbabwe for burial.
Family spokesperson Ruth Xaba said mourners were gathered at the family home in Eastlea, Harare.
“We are in need of about $6 000 to bring Pretty’s body home,” she said.
“As for today (yesterday), we have been running around so that we can raise the money as soon as possible.
“We have about $2 000 and hopefully by tomorrow (today), we will get something to add and pay the money,” Ruth said.
“If we had managed to get part of the money, about $4 000, we could have sent it today, (yesterday), but we failed and hopefully if everything goes well tomorrow (today), we will be able to send the cash.”
Ruth said burial arrangements would be announced after family consultations, while they were still waiting for the arrival of her brother who is based in the Democratic Republic of Congo, before a decision was reached.
Social networks were yesterday still abuzz with condolence messages, with artistes paying their respects to the popular actress.
Famed for her role as Mrs Muvengwa in the popular soap Studio 263, Xaba took part in a number of plays and films, among them Wedding Dress and Something Nice from London as well as several radio dramas.
She also featured in advertisements for a number of organisations.