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Body bag in a hospital morgue in black and white. (Image: Getty)
Body bag in a hospital morgue in black and white. (Image: Getty)

A government mortuary in Phoenix, KwaZulu-Natal, was thrust into the spotlight after claims that it had reached capacity.

News24 was told of the delays which families encountered and the stress they experienced in waiting for bodies to be released.

Funeral undertaker Muzi Hlengwa, in an interview with eNCA, claimed the situation in Phoenix had gone "beyond their control" and that the maximum capacity in the mortuary had been reached.

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