A grandmother died two months ago and was buried at the local cemetery. But some of her children were unhappy with the place where she was laid to rest.
On Friday, the sisters were found at the graveside, trying to exhume the body
Two of the 93-year-old woman, Mudau Mukatshelwa’s daughters claimed their lawyer got a court order granting them the right to exhume her body which was buried at a cemetry in South Africa.
The two sisters had removed the top layer of cement on their loved one’s grave. But then the police and their other siblings arrived. They demanded to see the court order, but the sisters could not produce it.
The two daughters Livhuwani and Vivian Mudau, said it was their mum’s wish to be buried in Nngwekhulu, Vuwani, in Limpopo, South Africa, with her other relatives. But she was buried in another cemetry.
Livhuwani told Daily Sun the family is torn in two because the other siblings refuse to follow her mother’s last wishes.
“Many years ago one of our brothers chased our mother from her home. She bought another house which was also taken away,” she said.
“My mother suffered for the rest of her life. When she died our brothers said they did not have the money to bury her and would wait for us to prepare her burial at Nngwekhulu. “But then they stopped us from burying her with a court order.”
The sisters said they had followed all the protocols but were stopped from exhuming her body by the same people who prevented them from burying her.
She added that they will not rest until their mother is buried at Nngwekhulu, where she wished to be buried.