South African family drops corpse at offices of insurance firm for failing to pay funeral claims

November 20, 2019 at 05:00 pm | News

Mohammed Awal

Mohammed Awal

November 20, 2019 at 05:00 pm | News

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A South African family has been forced to drop off a corpse at the offices of a banking and insurance firm, Old Mutual, for allegedly refusing to pay a funeral claim.

The move by the family sparked outrage among South Africans, especially on social media.

Videos of the incident which emerged on Tuesday, show two women removing the “body” from Old Mutual offices, back into a hearse, with one of them asking, “Had we not done this, when were they going to pay?”

The videos, which have since gone viral, sparked outrage on social media, with users slamming the company over its insensitivity towards the bereaved family.

Responding to the backlash, Old Mutual described the incident as “isolated but regretful.”

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