The burial space at the Johnston road cemetery in Athlone has reached capacity and there is no space for new bodies. In a statement released on Wednesday, the Vygieskraal Cemetery Board said in light of the increase in fatalities during the Covid-19 pandemic, it is now filled to capacity and[…]
Four people were wounded in an explosion on Wednesday at the non-Muslim cemetery in Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah during a ceremony commemorating the armistice marking the end of World War 1. The event at the coastal city’s Khawajaat Cemetery included diplomats from several European countries. It is not clear if any[…]
Johnston road cemetery in Belgravia has been targeted by vandals who stole the copper piping overnight. A caretaker said the night-shift security guard saw four men with pickaxes jump over the vibracrete wall at 3am on Wednesday morning. When the day-shift security guard took over at 6am, he found the[…]
The desecration of the Mowbray maqbara (cemetery) in Cape Town that was discovered early on Wednesday morning has highlighted concerns around vandalism and the safety of cemeteries in the city. According to local government, vandalism and theft are the biggest challenges cemeteries face throughout the city. Mayoral Committee Member for[…]
Caretakers at the Mowbray cemetery were shocked to find the cemetery desecrated on Wednesday morning. Cemetery workers arrived at the upper part of the cemetery and found that approximately eighty tombstones had been removed from their original grave spots and arranged in what appears to a cross as well as[…]
There needs to be more discussions with death registrars, burial societies and cemetery’s in order to ensure all parties are coordinated and up to speed on new legislation that has been implemented with regards to burial processes, according to Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) 1st deputy president, Sheikh Riyaad Fataar. A[…]
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