Body bags dumped in Yeoville

By Jack Bloom MPL, DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Health:

I sympathize with Yeoville residents who are horrified by bloody mortuary bags dumped in the veld near their homes.

According to a report today in the Daily Sun newspaper, residents complain that private vans have been dumping these bags for months.

The bags have names and addresses of people whose bodies had been in them, and some have the name of a funeral parlour that residents believe is responsible for dumping them.

The Gauteng Health Department should speedily investigate this illegal dumping of medical waste and impose harsh penalties on the culprits.