July 23, 2020

‘A nightmare’: Virus upsets South African funeral rites

Soweto (South Africa) (AFP) – Undertakers clad in canary-yellow protective suits lowered the coffin into the cold soil as a mechanical digger waited nearby to smother the grave.Still numbed by their loss, a family watched the desolate spectacle from metres (yards) away.¬†They were barred from tossing a handful of soil or a flower into the grave, and could not even huddle together.Modise Motlhabane was still in his early 40s when he became the latest of South Africa’s mounting fatalities from coronavirus.The ceremony to bid him farewell at Johannesburg’s Westpark cemetery lasted less than 30 min…

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