Four Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality cemeteries temporarily closed due to waterlogging


The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has announced the immediate temporary closure of several cemeteries in the Metro after heavy rains over the past few days left some areas waterlogged.

"Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality regrets to advise funeral undertakers, family members and residents at large of the temporary closure of the following cemeteries Bethelsdorp cemetery, Bloemendal cemetery, Paapenkuil cemetery and Missionvale cemetery with immediate effect," it said in a statement.

"Following the inspection that we have done in the cemeteries across the City, we came to a decision to close the cemeteries as their are severely waterlogged and burial cannot be conducted under these conditions."