Funeral Parlour owners in South Africa say there are under immense pressure and are battling to cope with high number of burials they have to perform daily due to deaths from covid-19.

The funeral parlour association says bodies are pilling up as they will be waiting for graves to be dug.

Muzi Hlengwa the National Funeral Practitioners Association of South Africa says he is wishing the coffin suppliers to change their operating hours as the coffins are on high demand.

“We have run out of coffins, we have run out of space at the mortuaries, we are even requesting that those who can afford fast mortuary service must try to have their loved ones in those mortuaries,” said Hlengwa.

Hlengwa encouraged the public to stay safe as the virus is killing a lot of people leading to unbearable situations at the mortuary’s as other workers are working extra hours and are at high risk of contacting covid 19.

“As I am talking to you right now, tomorrow we have a funeral of an undertaker who has died because of covid-19, two died today, its scenes we have never seen. Today in the morning I woke up with the news that the employees of an undertaker well know in KZNpassed on due to covid-19,” added Hlengwa.