Athlone residents halt Black River cemetery excavation

Residents have managed to delay the excavation of over 2 000 graves at Black River cemetery in Athlone.

Earlier this month Kieno Kammies spoke to Caroline Jamala, who started the petition for work to stop at the cemetery.

The remains of 2 500 people were reportedly going to be excavated so that the land could be used for an alternative purpose.

During that interview, Jamala said the residents were not properly notified of the plans or included in the proposals.

CapeTalk later spoke with Bishop of Table Bay, Garth Counsell, who said the Anglican church was “given the necessary permissions and permits” to complete the excavation and clear the site.

READ: Anglican church responds to complaints about Black River cemetery

Jamala says this is not true.

We have been able to delay them a bit, the exhumations have been out on hold for more than a week now.

Caroline Jamala

According to the heritage authorities they still don't have the proper permits and consent by the communities because as they have extended their permits over time, there was supposed to be a bigger consultation within the community.

Caroline Jamala

Click on the link below to listen to the full interview

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