Undertakers protest turns violent

Tensions are brewing outside the Home Affairs head office in Pretoria. Angry undertakers are threatening to shut down the offices. eNCA's senior reporter, Aviwe Mtila, is following that story. Courtesy #DStv403

PRETORIA - Angry undertakers have gathered outside Home Affairs head office.

They are accusing Home Affairs of undermining them.

The National Funeral Practitioners Association of SA is demanding the department to speed up issuing of death certificates and to allow recognised funeral associations to register certificates.

READ: Undertakers threaten to strike

Earlier on, police fired stun grenades at the protesting undertakers.

Meetings with Home Affairs and the undertakers association leadership have deadlocked.

Funeral parlour owners are forging ahead with shutting down its services until their demands are met.


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