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[FROM THE ARCHIVES] VIP funerals under fire

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28 January
๐—ง๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿด ๐—ก๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿญ. Some of South Africa's best-known citizens have found a final resting place in Johannesburg's Westpark Cemetery, and their funerals can draw massive crowds. Often, ceremonial gun salutes are fired in their honour โ€“ especially in the case of military veterans and ANC VIPs. Increasingly, residents in surrounding suburbs are forced to run for cover as stray bullets, allegedly from these funerals, rain down on their neighbourhood and homes. Carte Blanche takes up the inquiry as an elderly resident, who lives more than a kilometre away, ended up getting seriously injured by a random bullet during one of these burials.
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