Security at cemeteries increased

2013-11-08 00:00

THE eThekwini Municipality has increased security measures at various cemeteries due to concerns over the increase in incidents of gunfire salutes during some funeral proceedings.

“We have set aside R600 000 for the installation of additional CCTV cameras at cemeteries around the municipal area,” said Thembinkosi Ngcobo, head of the Parks, Recreation and Culture Unit.

The municipality is also having ongoing engagements with the police to assist with the management and supervision of funeral proceedings that have the potential of having these gun salutes.

The municipality also relied on intelligence from members of the community to report these incidents before they take place, he said

People who are aware of potentially hazardous funeral proceedings are encouraged to report it to their nearest police station or the local cemetery office, or call the municipality’s emergency number on 031 361 0000.

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