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By unknown | Mar 22, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

McKeed Kotlolo

McKeed Kotlolo

A destitute Mpumalanga family kept a toddler's decomposing body for four days in their house because they had no money to pay for a funeral.

Members of the family were allegedly poisoned on Koppieskraal Farm. Farmer Freddie Els sent representatives to give the family an eviction notice. They allegedly forced the family to eat tablets, which resulted in the death of two-year-old Nomhle Nkosi. But a death certificate refutes this allegation.

Grandmother Nomvula Nkosi, 56,said: " Because we had no money to go to the hospital, we arranged for Nomhle to go to the clinic, but she died before we could get her there."

A death certificate stated Nomhle died of natural causes.

A Good Samaritan paid for the burial.

Els allegedly would not allow the family to bury the child on the farm or the hearse to collect the body. "We had to carry the coffin and pass it over the fence to the neighbouring farm where it was loaded into the hearse."


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