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.
There was overgrown grass and weeds on gravesites, overflowing dustbins and loose foliage scattered around the cemetery.
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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.”
So far, Northsider can confirm that they have stayed true to their word, and the clean-up process is coming along nicely.
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