Kempton Park branch beautifies grounds at cemetery

The Zuurfontein cemetery in Kempton Park has around 13 600 graves – some of these graves have been there since the 1930s. Despite the size of this cemetery, it seems that the Ekurhuleni Local Municipality does not have the will to properly maintain this cemetery. AfriForum’s Kempton Park branch was forced to take on this gigantic task itself in to ensure that this cemetery is once again tidy and accessible to visitors.

Even the Kempton Park community pitched in and helped renovate the grounds. Care has been taken to bring the vegetation around the gravestones under control, remove rubbish and cut grass. The flower beds have also been staked and particular attention has been paid to the rose garden.

The Zuurfontein cemetery is the resting place of many Kempton Park residents’ loved ones. According to Veruska Brits, chairperson of AfriForum’s Kempton Park branch, it is important for the branch to ensure that this site is beautiful. “We would all like our loved one’s final resting place to be clean and tidy. Cemeteries must be maintained so that it is easier for people to visit their loved ones’ graves.”

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