The burial of many of the 337 people who died during the violence and looting last week in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng may have to be postponed because of limited space to mortuaries in the country. This is according to the National Funeral Practitioners Association (NFPA).
The association says the fact that some of the bodies have not been identified compounds the situation.
Many murder cases have been opened in connection with the deaths.
National Funeral Practitioners Association President, Mzi Hlengwa says, “Today we woke up to 128 more bodies which 35 is still unidentified. The increase of the bodies comes from the riots. There’s been a lot of shooting and killing. Many of the bodies that we have been dealing with are from Phoenix that got shot.”
Confronting race relations in communities in and around Phoenix after the recent riots:
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