Grieving Ekurhuleni mother thankful for support during mortuary ordeal

Colleen Duister and her family are beginning to pick up the pieces following a traumatic ordeal caused by the forensic pathologists strike at Gauteng mortuaries last week.

The Ekurhuleni mother had to postpone her daughter's funeral twice because officials had not released her three-year-old child's remains as promised.

Read: Can I have my baby's body so I can have a burial? - Mother pleads with mortuary

Duister spoke to Radio 702 on Wednesday last week and the Germiston mortuary released her daughter's remains the next day.

The family held a funeral service last week Friday.

She has thanked to the community and listeners for their support during this difficult time.

I did receive her body after 10PM on Thursday night... I buried her on the Friday.

Colleen Duister, mother

I'm coping now at the moment, it's hard for my family.

Colleen Duister, mother

Take a listen to her explain her ordeal:


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