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City of Johannesburg Media Advisory

Councillor Margaret Arnolds, Member of the Mayoral Committee for Community Development, City of Johannesburg
Wednesday, 13 January 2021 City Parks & Zoo prioritises sunken graves in Olifantsvlei cemeteryJohannesburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ), the custodians of open spaces including cemeteries is appealing to communities to report any sunken graves of their loved ones who were recently buried in Olifantsvlei cemetery.

The heavy rains in the city has resulted in the flooding of newly used graves.  Family members are urged to please visit graves to determine any damage caused by the flooding.JCPZ staff and contractors are on stand-by to assist with the refilling of identified grave sites.

“City Parks and Zoo understands that graves are sacred to families who have laid their loved ones to rest, our teams are on standby to restore the sunken soil where family members have identified such at the cemetery, stated Councillor Margaret Arnolds, Member of the Mayoral Committee for Community Development in the City of Johannesburg.

Residents may direct their enquiries to the Cemeteries Manager, Mr Reggie Moloi on 011 712-6714 or email rmoloi@jhbcityparks.com or call the Joburg Connect Call Centre on 011 375-5555.

Issued on behalf of Councillor Margaret Arnolds, Member of the Mayoral Committee for Community Development in the City of Johannesburg