He said what happened at the funeral clearly showed that those living in the rural areas did not adhere to the Covid-19 regulations.
“We told people we wouldn’t have vigils, but my father was a community leader and this community wanted to show support for our family, but this proved to be a challenge.
“Culture dictates that people should come to show support, but we invited only three people from the church.
“We had to make one of the toughest decisions because we chose 47 family members to attend instead.”
Toni said that after they fetched his father’s body from the mortuary he had been buried immediately.
He said the mourners had simply refused to leave.
“Due to the number of people, the service dragged on for three hours.
“People in the rural areas don’t adhere to social distancing and I decided to educate them.”