Duduzile Gumede
2 minute read
5 May 2020
7:00 am

What I learned from a funeral during lockdown

Duduzile Gumede

As much as the funeral lockdown regulations are painful, they have taught us to save money from unnecessary funeral expenses.

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While lockdown may feel like a prison, the reality is there is a silver lining to that dark corona cloud – and at least you can get out sometimes. Not necessarily happy times, as I discovered when I had to bury my uncle under very difficult circumstances. It was a week of mixed emotions. You don’t realise the seriousness of going to a funeral until you experience a death in your family. In arranging the funeral, my cousin contacted everyone who wished to be part of it. We had to provide our full names and ID numbers for a registry...