The City of Cape Town has expanded its Muslim burial section at the Maitland Cemetery to accommodate an additional 600 burials.This is in addition to the 800 burial plots that were made available earlier this year.
Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Health, Zahid Badroodien, says the Covid-19 pandemic has
brought a growing need for more burial space: "The new burial allotment at Maitland Cemetery marks another significant milestone in the relationship that the city has with the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC), in terms of working together to ensure that the growing need for burial space in our Muslim community is addressed.
We have experienced a massive increase in demand for burials in the last year and a half, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the City is doing everything possible to assist communities and religious groups." "https://nari.co.za/images/influencer/4/September2021/SABCNewsWesternCape",
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