The body of 29-year-old Lindani Myeni arrived in South Africa on Saturday morning from the US.
He was shot and killed by police in Hawaii.
The family is now arranging for his burial in his home KwaZulu-Natal.
Lindani’s mortal remains were accompanied by his wife Lindsay.
Myeni’s family also said they hope the South African government will allow Lindsay to stay in South Africa as she is their daughter-in-law.