Durban - If you’re planning to remodel your kitchen with granite counter tops, you may want to check that the granite is not coming from your local graveyard.
It has been noted that men are stealing granite from cemeteries in Tongaat, north of Durban, and reselling them as granite for kitchen tops.
The act has been condemned by MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) in KwaZulu-Natal, Nomusa Dube-Ncube who urged police to arrest those caught desecrating graves.
“We are really disturbed by these reports about people who do not respect grave sites and who are desecrating them by stealing tombstones placed there by relatives to remember their loved one,” she said.
Dube-Ncube said tampering with grave sites is a serious offence that carried a hefty fine and even a prison sentence.