Too fat to be cremated: Tweeps react to KZN crematorium banning 'oversized' bodies

Too fat to be cremated: Tweeps react to KZN crematorium banning 'oversized' bodies

On Tuesday, it was reported a KwaZulu-Natal based crematorium banned the cremation of 'oversized' bodies, due to the amount of 'fat leakage' that ends up damaging the old furnace.

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IOL reported the Tongaat Crematorium refuses to cremate overweight people after Mike Robins from MGR Engineering found the ageing furnace could not handle the work load.

“Due to the age of the crematory, the fat-burning capability of this unit is no longer effective,” a report by Robins read.

According to the engineer, the large bodies also emits a lot of smoke and harmful gasses. The crematorium's refusal to cremate oversized people led to mourners having to pay more at a private facility.

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Social media users has since reacted to the Tongaat Crematorium's ban, and they had no chill.

Khathide, who goes by the Twitter handle @Zama_R, wrote: "even in death we get fat shamed...kunzima emhlabeni."
Namhla_Nxosha (@NXOSHA) added: "You even pay extra for umntu that is oversized, burrial/cremation."
Grace Tshabalala, @ntonjaneG, commented: " Kunzima to be overweight I will tell my family to chop my body."
Social media user Nhlanhla Dhlamini wrote, "I remember once a crematorium employee said to me 'the fat ones take longer'"

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