Thieves vandalise graves in Pietermaritzburg cemetery

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Pietermaritzburg woman Makhosi Marikeni was shocked to discover her late husband’s grave vandalised and the top slab stolen.
Pietermaritzburg woman Makhosi Marikeni was shocked to discover her late husband’s grave vandalised and the top slab stolen.

A Pietermaritzburg woman was left devastated when she discovered her late husband’s grave in Mountain Rise cemetery had been vandalised.

When Makhosi Marikeni (68) of Fairmeade and her family visited the Msunduzi Municipality-owned and run cemetery on Sunday, the last thing they expected to find was the top of the grave missing.

Marikeni said the theft had triggered feelings of loss as though her husband, who died in 2005, had just died recently. Marikeni, along with her two children and son-in-law, had visited the grave to clean it as they had not visited since January.

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