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Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo, together with the risk assessment team are at Olifantsvlei Cemetery to identify the extent of the damages caused by the persistent, high rains in the last 48 hours in the City of Joburg.

Initial reports indicate that burials in the new section that took place in the past three weeks have been seriously impacted.

The rains have caused graves and headstones to collapse, and has washed away memorials placed on the graves.

Affected families are urged to make contact with cemetery personnel including the Manager of Cemeteries, Mr Reggie Moloi on 011 028 0092, after hours on 082 803 0655 or on email at rmoloi@jhbcityparks.com. Families are also welcome to come to the Cemetery personally.

The recently opened Olifantsvlei Cemetery that extends over 400 hectares and will accommodate for 800 000 burials has conducted just under 9000 burials to date, with an average of 120 burials per week.

MMC for Community Development in the City of Joburg, Councillor Nonhlanhla Sifumba, appealed to families to contact the cemetery and to assist where possible in reinstating graves.

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo, will make available sand and will refill graves once the rains subside.