The African National Congress is starting its “dispute resolution process” in a bid to address the a.
A woman buried a hobo in a cement-covered grave in the backyard of her King William's Town home, Dispatch online reported yesterday
"With the help of my son, we dug a grave in my backyard. We covered the man's body with a blanket and buried him. Then we put down cement to cover his grave," she told the Dispatch.
"I decided to bury him in my yard so that he could rest peacefully," she said.
The man reportedly arrived and died at her home in June last year.
It was only when she recently told her brother about the incident that he advised her to inform the police.
Asked why she didn't go to the police at the time of the man's death, she said it had not crossed her mind.
"The only thing that I wanted to do was to give the man a proper burial.
"Instead of phoning the police, I just felt sorry for him. I could see he was helpless and homeless," she said.
King William's Town police spokesman Captain Thozama Solani said an inquest docket had been opened.
"We will soon acquire a court order to allow us to dig up the grave. We will also conduct a postmortem to determine the cause of death," she said.
The police would also try to establish the man's identity. - Sapa