Man in court for naked corpse

2013-07-17 17:07

A funeral parlour employee who arrived at a Home Affairs office with a naked corpse in his car was expected to appear in the Germiston Magistrates’ Court.

Ekurhuleni metro police said residents called in on Tuesday when they spotted a Toyota Condor with a naked corpse inside parked outside the Home Affairs offices in Katlehong.

“Katlehong precinct officers responded swiftly to the complaint and arrested the driver, found queuing for a death certificate,” said Chief Superintendent Wilfred Kgasago.

The vehicle was impounded and the body taken to the nearby Germiston government mortuary.

The man, an employee at a funeral parlour in Tembisa, told officers he forgot to cover the corpse and had stopped there to collect a death certificate before transporting the body to Tembisa.

“The man was charged under a regulation relating to the management of human remains as provided for in the National Health Act of 2003.”

No further details were immediately available.

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