Durban - South Africans currently held in Chinese prisons for allegedly violating visa regulations will be deported back to SA.
The Department of International Relations and Co-operation (Dirco) announced that the Tristan-Lee Niemand and another six South Africans are expected to be home for Christmas.
They are expected to arrive from December 21.
Niemand, 19, was detained in Nanjing City since November last year and her father, together with Dirco, have been working tirelessly to bring her home, the Cape Times reported.
The South African mission in Shanghai informed the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu of the recent developments.