SAFPA offers burial help to families of Phoenix killings

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The South African Funeral Practitioners Association (SAFPA) has offered their assistance to bury victims of the unrest two weeks ago in the Phoenix area, north of Durban, in KwaZulu-Natal.

SAFPA made the offer after being approached by a taxi association.

A police task team, set up to investigate cases linked to the unrest in the area, has opened 35 murder dockets.

More than 330 people died in the widespread unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, which began after former president Jacob Zuma’s jailing for violating a Constitutional Court ruling,

SAFPA Deputy President, Ndabe Ngcobo, says the assistance is for any families who were affected during the unrest.

“We have extended some assistance that will go a long way in assisting families to bury their loved ones in dignity and in a manner that would be acceptable to them as families. We are appealing to those affected to contact us,” he adds.

On Monday, 10 suspects appeared in the Verulam Magistrate’s Court in connection with the looting and killings that happened in Phoenix during the week of unrest in KwaZulu-Natal.

More on what transpired in court in the video below: