The waiting dead: mortuary strike stalls final goodbyes

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The waiting dead: mortuary strike stalls final goodbyes

An ‘illegal’ strike at a Durban morgue means families have to change plans to say farewell to loved ones

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Ten days ago, Siyabonga Gwala was allegedly on his way to rob a shop in Isipingo, south of Durban, when he and his gang were intercepted by the police.

Gunshots rang out, breaking the silence of that Saturday morning.

In the aftermath, bullet casings and bodies lay in the streets. By the time it was over, nine gang members were dead. Gwala was one of them...

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