Man in court for naked corpse

A funeral parlour employee who arrived at a home affairs office with a naked corpse in his car was expected to appear in the Germiston Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

Ekurhuleni metro police said residents called in on Tuesday when they spotted a Toyota Condor with a naked corpse inside parked outside the home affairs offices in Katlehong.

“Katlehong precinct officers responded swiftly to the complaint and arrested the driver, found queuing for a death certificate,” said Chief Superintendent Wilfred Kgasago.

The vehicle was impounded and the body taken to the nearby Germiston government mortuary.

The man, an employee at a funeral parlour in Tembisa, told officers he forgot to cover the corpse and had stopped there to collect a death certificate before transporting the body to Tembisa.

“The man was charged under a regulation relating to the management of human remains as provided for in the National Health Act of 2003.”
No further details were immediately available. – Sapa

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