Family launch fundraiser to say 'final goodbye' to mum who died in disturbance

Chitsidzo (Veronica) Chinyanga, from Zimbabwe, died following a disturbance at a property in Broxburn.

Family launch fundraiser to give mum who died in Broxburn disturbance ‘dignified farewell’ Police Scotland

A fundraiser has been launched to help the family of a woman who died after a disturbance in West Lothian say their “final goodbye”.

Chitsidzo (Veronica) Chinyanga, from Zimbabwe, died after being taken to Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh following a disturbance at a property in Broxburn on Sunday.

A GoFundMe has been launched following the death of the 42-year-old, affectionately known as Vee, who leaves behind two young children.

Fundraiser organiser, Ottilia Mthimkhulu, has appealed for donations to help give Vee’s loved ones in Zimbabwe and her children the chance to pay their respects and give her a “dignified” send off.

The family said they are in “shock and deep sorrow” following Veronica’s death, describing her as “a beacon of joy and positivity, always radiating warmth and kindness to everyone she encountered”.

They added: “Her infectious laughter and boundless love for people touched the lives of many. The goal we have is to give Vee and her family in Zimbabwe the chance to pay their respects and say their final goodbye until we meet again.

“Every contribution, no matter the size, will make a difference in helping us bring her loved ones.

“Your generosity will provide solace to our grieving hearts and ensure that Vic’s legacy continues to shine brightly.

“Together, we can ease the burden on Vic’s family especially her young children, who are utterly heart broken at this great loss and give her the dignified farewell she deserves.”

A goal of £5,000 has been set with over 100 donations made so far.

Kasikai Chinyanga appeared at Livingston Sheriff Court on Tuesday charged with murder following the death of the 42-year-old mum.

The 46-year-old, of Newton, West Lothian, made no plea and was remanded in custody.

He is due to appear in court again within the next eight days.

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