Johannesburg - It was an emotional affair as convicted South African drug mule Nolubabalo “Babsie” Nobanda finally returned home.
Nobanda touched down at OR Tambo International Airport on Thursday after having served seven years of a 15-year sentence for drug smuggling in Thailand.
She was met by teary family members and friends who had all gathered at the airport to welcome her back home.
A teary Nobanda, in a brief interview with the media, said it was good to be home and thanked South Africans for their support.
"It hasn't been easy but my people have been behind me so I just want to thank my country for all their love, for all their support and for all their prayers. I'm back home and I'm back stronger," she told reporters.