Mourners at a funeral in Figtree were left open-mouthed in shock after body viewing was cancelled following reports that the corpse was bleeding. Unsurprisingly, these shocking scenes at the burial of Ncenga Ndlovu have led to animated discussions in the community as people theorize on what may have happened.
A source who talked to B-Metro said,
Surprisingly even family members did not view the body. The matter was kept a secret, but some people close to the family then got word that the corpse was bleeding.
We do not understand the way things were handled at that funeral. It ended up happening as if the old woman had committed suicide. People are usually ordered not to cry at the funeral of a suicide victim and even the barring of body viewing left a lot of questions.
When reached for comment, one of the deceased’s sons, Ephraim Ndlovu insisted that nothing newsworthy had occured as the family had simply followed the mother’s wishes.
There is no story there. Whoever told you must be on a mission, why is she bothered that we did not have body viewing? I think she wanted to bewitch us. Anyway, whatever we did at the funeral, it was my mother’s wish. As a family, we agreed to handle things the way we did. And my mother was very old (92) and she had been ill for a long time, that is the reason people were encouraged to control themselves.