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One of SA's largest funeral homes sees 300% increase in funerals in the Eastern Cape in December

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A funeral parlour staff member in personal protective gear prepares a grave for a Covid-19-related burial.
A funeral parlour staff member in personal protective gear prepares a grave for a Covid-19-related burial.
PHOTO: Felix Dlangamandla


One of SA's largest funeral homes, Avbob, says that it saw an increase of 300% in funerals in the Eastern Cape (EC).

"Our personnel has been working 24/7 the past few weeks to ensure services to our customers. The calls to collect deceased people did not stop," Avbob GM Funeral Services Pieter Van Der Westhuizen told News24.

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