Mwelase died at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in the capital, Pretoria after suffering a hit in an Oct 10 bout.
Sarita said her impeccable disciplinary record before the Asiad furore should be taken into account.
Sarita has been provisionally suspended for refusing to accept her bronze medal at Incheon Asian Games.
Sarita Devi shot back a letter in which she has apologised to the authorities for her misbehaviour.
Sarita’s suspension has kicked up quite a storm with the Indian Olympic Association and the Sports Ministry.
AIBA suspends boxer Sarita Devi along with caoch Gurbaksh Sandhu, Sagar Dhayal and Blax Iglesias Fernandes.
This isn’t exactly the type of comeback you might have expected. But it is a springboard for Rio Olympics.
Mary’s nephews, a cousin and several aspiring boxers, including two girls live with the family.
Scandals have been as much a part of the sport as bloodied noses, hooks to the gut and grazed cheekbones.
Sarita Devi refuses to accept bronze, gives it to her Korean rival during medal ceremony at Asian Games.
Adile Sumariwala didn’t support Sarita’s behaviour as she felt that “AIBA won’t take her behaviour very kindly”.
India’s coach B Fernandez called it a clear case of cheating, but said it was useless to lodge a protest.
Gaurav Bhiduri, Mandeep Jangra and Kuldeep Singh bowed out after losing their respective quarters bouts.
Mary (51kg), Sarita (60kg) and Pooja (75kg) entered the semis of their respective weight categories.
It was curtains for Akhil after he lost an edge-of-the-seat last-16 bout on a bitter-sweet day for Indian boxing.