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Stanger Cemetery

It was an interesting outing filling some gaps in the Stanger (kwaDakuza) area, but rather disconcerting to see how the municipal cemeteries are being abused. Many of the old graves are being desecrated, and worse they are being dug up and new corpses taking up residence. This is particularly sad, in that the headstones are being removed at the same time and in this way obliterating the physical records of our past. It’s a little puzzling that a people who have ostensibly so much respect for their ancestors behave in this way. The dead cannot sleep too easy in a second hand bed ?

The recording of those graves that remain is given more meaning by this destruction. Those graves remaining will end up on this site in due course.

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