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South African Government congratulates Saray Khumalo

JOHANNESBURG: On Thursday the South African Government congratulated Saray Khumalo after she reached the highest point on the planet becoming the first black woman to scale Mount Everest.
"Congratulations to iMbokodo for being the first black African woman to reach the top of the world by conquering Mount Everest. Bosso ke Wena (You're the boss)," tweeted the official Twitter account for SA Government.

The business executive reportedly reached the summit in the early hours of Thursday. This was her fourth attempt at climbing Mount Everest.
It is reported by News24 that in previous attempt in May 2017, Khumalo had to be rescued from Mount Everest by a helicopter.
She had been injured during inclement weather while trying to reach the summit, Netwerk24 reported. 
Her previous attempts had been scuppered by an earthquake in Nepal and an avalanche.
Mount Everest is the world's highest mountain at its official elevation of 8 848m above sea level, according to Wikipedia
Sir Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay were the first people to reach the mountain's summit on May 29, 1953. 
Since then, around 800 people attempted to climb Mount Everest annually. More than 296 people have died trying to climb it. 
Early on Thursday morning, the Facebook page Summits with a Purpose posted: "A short while ago, Saray N'kusi Khumalo reached the top of the world.
Born in Zambia, with a Rwandan bloodline and now a South African, she has achieved her goal of becoming the first black woman from Africa to summit Mount Everest.
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