‘Bodies are piling up’: E Cape funeral parlours plead for help

10 July 2020 - 06:00 By Sandiso Phaliso
Desperate parlour owners are appealing to premier Oscar Mabuyane to help alleviate the backlog.
Desperate parlour owners are appealing to premier Oscar Mabuyane to help alleviate the backlog.
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Funeral parlours in the Eastern Cape are struggling to cope with the influx of Covid-19 corpses.

They blame the burial backlog on a delay in issuing death certificates, but home affairs denies this.

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