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Relief as Andrea Gada Eastbourne funeral visa row ends

The Sussex parents of a five-year-old girl from Eastbourne who was hit by a car and killed just before Christmas have spoken of their relief that permission has been granted to relatives in Zimbabwe to attend her funeral in the UK.

Andrea Gada's family were told by the Home Office there were concerns they might try and stay in the UK permanently, but following an intervention from the Prime Minister, visas will be given.

Parents Wellington and Charity Gada told BBC reporter Piers Hopkirk about their gratitude. Eastbourne MP Stephen Lloyd said the family had shown "profound integrity" and pastor Carlos Patrick said they could now begin the process of healing.

  • 07 Feb 2015