Nketa Inferno: Families Fight Over Corpse

Nketa Inferno: Families Fight Over Corpse
Published: 2016 May 08 08:01:21 (4829 Views)
The funeral of the five family members who were burned to death in an inferno in Bulawayo's Nketa 6 suburb has been hit by bumpy constraints as one of the children Nicolette ,12, sired out of wedlock had her body stuck at United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) mortuary because of disputes between two families over who will collect her body for burial.

The child was sired by Musafare Chidembo who survived the inferno with Nontokozo Mlilo but grew up in the custody of her maternal grandmother, Mrs Enita Mlilo for the past 12 years.

However, in February she moved to stay with her father at the Nketa house.

The two families were yesterday camped at UBH waiting to collect her body.

The grandmother, Mrs Mlilo was at pains to express her disappointment in the manner in which the issue was handled.

Musafara is alleged to have given Nontokozo the greenlight to bury the child and referred them to his brother Erasmus.

The Mlilo family then resorted to going to Tshabalala police station as we were not getting any joy from the Chidembo family.

On Saturday morning a group of the Chidembo family members went to UBH with the intention of collecting the body of the child but found an alert Mlilo family already camped at the mortuary.

The Mlilo family was later awarded the burial order during the day and had the body moved to a private funeral palour. By the end of the day, the Chidembos had collected the bodies of their four other relatives and departed for Murewa for burial while the Mlilo family had started the official mourning of Nicollette in Nkulumane and the date of her burial is yet to be announced.



- Sunday News
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Anonymous user 2016 May 08 18:28:56
So painful after wat happenedd do they realy need to fight over a dead body....eish
Anonymous user 2016 May 08 08:59:19
Why fight over a dead body. Just bury and move on. Unless the Mlilo's want to extort money from Musafara.
Anonymous user 2016 May 08 08:45:02
Sicela abangasekho bahlonitshwe kanye lemuli zabalahlekelweyo
Anonymous user 2016 May 08 08:17:34
How can u be busy publishing a story such as this whilst these people are mourning?. Washaya zvekuita!
Anonymous user 2016 May 08 07:52:45
Your story is not Newsworth

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