06 November 2013
The IFP calls on the MEC for Health in
KwaZulu-Natal to urgently investigate claims of corpses being
sold at Hlabisa District Hospital to funeral parlours.
IFP spokesperson on health, Mrs Hilda Msweli
MP, said “Allegations that bodies are being sold for a
‘commission’ to local funeral parlours servicing the government
hospital must be investigated. It’s alleged that hospital
officials are pocketing thousands of Rands each week in exchange
for these bodies.
parlours also claim that if they don’t pay the commission to the
hospital officials they are not given any corpses. These funeral
parlours are dependent on the hospital for sustainability. They
would be forced to pay these officials in order to function”
The IFP calls on the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial
Health MEC to urgently institute an investigation into this
matter and anyone involved must be dismissed and face charges.
The Minister of Health must also launch an
extended investigation into all public hospitals in order to
ensure that any sale of corpses is halted.
IFP Spokesperson on Health, Mrs
Hilda Msweli, MP, 072 513 1833
For media queries contact
IFP Media Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase,
073 024 5675