Selection Park resident unable to find family graves

Residents struggle to find graves (Picture: Stock image)

A Selection Park resident was left shocked after he visited the Nigel Cemetery and was unable to find his family’s graves.

Ferdi Meijer went to the cemetery to pay his respects, but was unable to locate their graves.

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After thinking he may have made a mistake with the location, he went to the parks department in Nigel to get their grave numbers.

When he returned to the cemetery with this information, he was still unable to find them.

He could only find one of his family members.

“I remember exactly where we buried my brother.

“I even paid R300 for the headstone.”

“I don’t know where my brother’s grave is now because it looks like someone else is buried there,” says Meijer.

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By law, each grave has a number and it is registered with the municipality to state who is buried there.

When the Addie visited the Nigel Cemetery, there were unmarked graves and there were markers with grave numbers gathered underneath a tree.

Meijer was upset by the incident and wishes to know where his loved ones are.

“If they moved them, I want to know where they are.

“Nobody asked me about this or told me what was happening,” says Meijer.

The metro failed to respond in time for publication.

Siphokazi Zama

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