South Africans urged to bury dead bodies within four days

An industry body has warned that ongoing power cuts along with the heatwave are causing bodies to decay faster at funeral parlours in South Africa.

The South African Funeral Practitioners Association’s (SAFPA) national secretary-general Vuyisile Mabindisa urged people to bury their loved ones within four days of their death to ease pressure on funeral parlours, and to ensure that they are buried with minimal decay.

"The industry is seeing a large number of putrefied bodies being buried. Burying one’s kin within four days, or less, is cost-effective and prevents families from seeing their departed ones in a poor state of decomposition," said Mabindisa.

The SA Weather Service added that parts of KwaZulu-Natal, including Pietermaritzburg, are expected to approach a high of nearly 40 degrees Celsius on Tuesday.


Done by: Alungile Njemla

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