#PODCAST: Local funeral parlours and crematoriums could soon battle to cope, as COVID-19 infections increase

By Newsbreak Producer Matthew Veeran - As the number of COVID-19 infections continue to rise in South Africa, funeral parlours and crematoriums are finding it difficult to cope with the high number of bodies. In Gauteng the situation remains critical, with high demand and limited burial space. Here in KwaZulu-Natal meanwhile, funeral parlours say they are bracing themselves for the peak of infections in the province. The Mariannhill Funeral Services, based at Chatsworth south of Durban say thankfully, they have been managing with the high demand. Speaking to Newsbreak, director Raj Pather says many people are now opting to cremate their loved ones...