Carte Blanche

[FROM THE ARCHIVES] Speaking to the dead

29 November
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Ÿฐ ๐—ก๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต. Theyโ€™ve seen it all: gunshots, stab injuries, motor vehicle trauma, and bodies too decomposed to identify. Itโ€™s a thankless job, processing and cleaning the deceased. But in the never-ending cycle of violence in South Africa, itโ€™s the men and women working in state morgues, who provide police with the first clues that help solve heinous crimes and get many victims back to their families for burial.
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