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Grave injustice: a family member could secretly be preparing your funeral

They don’t, though, necessarily have the sinister motive that is alleged in the sensational trial of Nomia Rosemary Ndlovu

Senior reporter

Right now, someone could be paying towards a policy for your funeral, without your knowledge.

As the dramatic murder trial of Nomia Rosemary Ndlovu —  accused of killing her sister and five children for insurance money —  plays out in the Gauteng high court, South Africans have started to question whether individuals are secretly paying for policies for family members.

“Funeral insurance policies are designed to pay out quickly and without hassle when an insured family member dies and do not require blood tests and medical examinations. These policies are designed to cater for immediate family as well as extended families, where one person is expected to pay for the funerals of several family members...

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