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In 2009 eThekwini municipality realized that they were running out of space to bury their residents and have since enacted a policy which would see strangers sharing graves. This means that multiple people would be buried in one grave. This has had residents, traditional leaders and civic organization up in arms because they say that it goes against their beliefs and customs. The city is not budging they say they don’t have any more land for burials and encourage the population to look to non-traditional methods of laying their loved ones to rest such as cremation however the residents are not having any of that either.
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