UPDATE: Panorama Cemetery almost clean again

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo workers have been tidying the cemetery for the last few weeks. Photo: Blake Linder.

The Northsider received two complaints in early January about the state of Panorama Cemetery during the December period, both stating that the cemetery was in an appalling state.

When visiting the cemetery ourselves, we were shocked, to say the least, at the state of the cemetery.

Several areas of long grass have been cut, but there is still a way to go in some areas. Photo: Blake Linder

There was overgrown grass and weeds on gravesites, overflowing dustbins and loose foliage scattered around the cemetery.

Read more here: Panorama Cemetery in grave need

A private gardening service had been maintaining a certain number of gravesites, so some, but only a few, were in good condition.

At the time, Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo said, “There are teams on site that are currently cutting and clearing Panorama Cemetery. Work will continue until fully resolved.”

While Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo employees have made good progress in terms of cleaning up the cemetery, they still have a way to go on the pathways. Photo: Blake Linder.

So far, Northsider can confirm that they have stayed true to their word, and the clean-up process is coming along nicely.

Do you perhaps have more information pertaining to this story? Email us at northsider@caxton.co.za  (remember to include your contact details) or phone us on 011 955 1130.

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