Doves Funeral Services Speaks On The Burial Mix Up Incident!

Doves Funeral Services (DFS) has released a statement responding to the late Maxwell Chimwamurombe burial mix up the incident.

This comes after the renowned funeral services company came under fire yesterday when it emerged that they gave a grieving family an empty coffin and attempted to cover up the accident by secretly burying the body in question.

In a letter dated 26 October 2021,the deceased’s family alleged that they were given an empty coffin for burial while their relative was given a pauper’s burial in a “Mass Grave” at Granville cemetery (Ku Mbudzi).
Doves Funeral Services Speaks On The Burial Mix Up Incident!
Doves Funeral Services Speaks On The Burial Mix Up Incident!

The deceased’s family through their lawyers from ChimwaMurombe Legal Practice threatened to sue Doves Holdings for damages caused by the pain and suffering unless the matter is resolved swiftly.

The family demanded that the funeral parlour accepts that it made a grave error and take corrective action.

Responding to the allegations in a press statement, Doves Funeral Services sympathized with the Chimwamurombe.

Doves Holdings revealed that they are conducting a full investigation into the burial of the late Maxwell Chimwamurombe as they are keen on getting to the bottom of the matter so that the issue is resolved amicably with the Chimwamurombe family.

Below Is The Statement Which Is Publishing In Full:

The Executive management of Doves Funeral Services (DFS) would like to advise of the following developments with regards to the burial of the late Maxwell Chimwamurombe.

First and foremost, as Doves, we greatly empathise with the Chimwamurombe family during this difficult time.

The said matter was brought to our attention by one of our employees and we are currently carrying out a full investigation.

After getting wind of this information, Doves executive management immediately initiated a process to inform the family.

We went through to Nyanga and as per the customs of the land we engaged village chiefs and headmen (Chief Saunyama & Chief Katerere) to help us engage the family.

A police detail also accompanied the Doves team to the deceased’s homestead.

A series of meetings were subsequently held with the family on the 22nd of October 2021 wherein we informed the family of the suspected anomaly and sought their support in investigating the entire burial circumstances.

A follow-up meeting was held with the family led by a Mr Fungai Chimwamurombe on the 25th of October 2021.

The meeting sought to find a way forward and initiate the exhumation process at both burial sites involving the deceased families.

As Doves, we are committed to a full investigation of the matter and bringing it to completion.

We, therefore, implore the family and all stakeholders involved to walk with us as we follow the due process.

We are fully cognisant of the emotional stress the family is going through and as management, we are keen on getting to the bottom of the matter which will ultimately lead to an amicable settlement of the matter.

As Doves, we are fully committed to operating in a professional and transparent way which has been the hallmark of our operations for over a century.

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