The country’s funeral directors are threatening to shut down the Department of Home Affairs head office in Pretoria on Tuesday, while disputing a statement from the department which announced a truce had been reached with the furious undertakers. Undertakers have been at loggerheads with the government since late last year over the need for a Certificate of Competency (COC) needed for them to pick up and store bodies. At the time, the undertakers decided to use the mounting number of Covid-19 dead as bargaining chips by blocking access to morgues and refusing to move bodies from accident scenes, homes or…

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