ETHEKWINI NEWS FLASH

6 NOVEMBER 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Chesterville Cemetery Reaches Maximum Burial Capacity

EThekwini Municipality wishes to inform members of the public that Chesterville Cemetery “Ezinkawini” has reached its maximum burial capacity.

No new gravesites are available at the cemetery and only those residents who have leases on the site will be allowed to reuse their family graves. The cemetery currently accommodates 35 000 grave sites. However, since the establishment of the cemetery more than 80 000 burials have taken place, with some grave sites having been reused.

Members of the community from Chesterville and surrounding areas are urged to use nearby cemeteries which include Stellawood, Mobeni Heights and Dudley Street. 

ENDS 

Issued by eThekwini Municipality’s Communications Head, Tozi Mthethwa.

For more information members of the media can contact Gugu Sisilana on 031 311 4855 or email: gugu.mbonambi@durban.gov.za or Princess Nkabane on 031 311 4818 or princess.nkabane@durban.gov.za​

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