Funeral association not happy with Ekurhuleni's decision to suspend burials on Sundays

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Funeral parlour staff preparing graves while observing Covid-19 protocols.
Funeral parlour staff preparing graves while observing Covid-19 protocols.
PHOTO: Felix Dlangamandla

The City of Ekurhuleni has suspended burials at its cemeteries on Sundays and public holidays.

But the National Funeral Practitioners Association of South Africa (NFPASA) says it will challenge the decision because it is unfair and discriminatory.

A memorandum by the City's Parks and Cemeteries divisional head, Emmanuel Maphorogo, dated 31 March, stated that while cemeteries were operating for seven days a week, including public holidays, to ease the pressure of Covid-19 deaths, the numbers had since reduced.

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