[LISTEN] Food stored in vicinity of dead bodies

This story has been updated to include a response from Pick 'n Pay

A building in Pretoria which houses a mortuary, also provides food storage for a local Pick ‘n Pay store.

The story appears in Monday's edition of The Sowetan, and was investigated by journalist Isaac Mahlangu following a tip off from community members.

Mahlangu tells 702 that food is separated from the bodies by a four metre wall.

It's one structure, one building with about three sections under one roof. and they are separated by a passage that could be four meters long.

Isaac Mahlangu, Journalist at The Sowetan

Mahlangu explains what happened when he approached the Pick n Pay store in Rayton Park.

Instead of them responding to our questions we got a letter from a law firm that said the mortuary was on its way out and it was already serving notice, they didn't entertain the questions we sent to them.

Isaac Mahlangu, Journalist at The Sowetan

Pick n Pay has responded saying the report by Mahlangu is incorrect.

The storage facility mentioned in the article is not used by Pick n Pay at all. It is used by a nearby service station, which is situated next to the building. The Pick n Pay store is 400 metres away from this facility.

Tamra Veley, spokesman for Pick n Pay

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