South African influential travel writer Merushcka Governdor , has died in her base in South Africa.
Her family through her official Facebook page and whatsapp platforms confirmed Merushcka’s death. The message read ‘’ Dear friends, Meru’s family has asked us to share this with you: “Aum Sai Ram family and friends. The light of our lives Meruschka Govender faded away yesterday. She will forever remain in our hearts. Hamba kahle Mzansi Girl.”
The travel and tourism industry has been stunned by her death and most have taken to social media to express their condolences to the ‘’MzanziGirl’’ as many knew her online.
Meruska’s last assignment was her coverage of the 8th Magical Kenya Travel Expo in September 2018. She was a passionate travel activist who covered arts, culture, tourism and shared experiences with many industry players.
South African Tourism Chief Executive Officer Sisa Tweeted ‘’ Just learned of the passing of Meruschka, renowned travel blogger. Her contribution to promoting South Africa as a world-class destination & sharing the beauty of our country will forever be remembered. I will miss her smile, charm & invaluable insights. Farewell #MzansiGirl #RIP
Her family has confirmed Thursday 17th January as the date for her funeral in Johannesburg, South Africa.