Burial blunder shatters family in Eastern Cape

A Uitenhage family unwittingly buried and mourned a stranger after the Gauteng Department of Health released the wrong corpse for burial in February – and they are still waiting for their son’s body to be returned home.

The devastated Mododana family desperately want to bury their murdered son but are battling to get his body from a Roodepoort morgue.

Monde Mododana‚ 29‚ a former Walter Sisulu University student‚ travelled to Mogale City earlier this year looking for a job.

'She must have been beautiful even in death‚' says Karabo's fatherKarabo Mokoena’s father‚ Thabang‚ would remember his daughter as a brave‚ confident and beautiful woman.  

But on February 7 tragedy struck and he was stabbed to death en route to a job interview.

Although his father‚ Themba Sethenu‚ had travelled the 1 000km to identify his son and bring him home‚ he was instead sent home with the body of an unknown man.

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