Only in South Africa

Only in South Africa
March 19th, 2009  

Topic: Only in South Africa

Only in South Africa
This tickled my sick sense of humour, but it really is a true story and not a joke.

Only in South Africa


Dead man used to claim pension
Date Posted: Wednesday 18-Mar-2009

Submitted by Grazy:

18/03/2009 14:40

Johannesburg - Three women allegedly strapped a dead man to a
wheelchair to claim his pension money from the Post Office,
Beeld newspaper reported on Wednesday.

"He didn't look so great," a witness told the Afrikaans daily.

The women apparently "borrowed" a wheelchair from the Post
Office in Witbank, Mpumalanga and strapped the man by the waist
and legs to the wheelchair.

"When the women were told that he did not look very comfortable,
the one held the man's head in her hands but it just fell
forward," said Beeld's source who did not want to be named.

Post Office clerks refused to hand over the pension money
because it was obvious that the man was dead, said the source.

But the women pleaded, saying they did not have money to bury

A supervisor then made a print of the corpse's thumb on a
receipt slip and handed the women R960.

The women carried the corpse back to a car and returned the Post
Office's wheelchair.

The incident happened on March 6.

The SA Social Security Agency's spokesperson, Senzeni Ngubeni,
said it was investigating the matter.

Source URL: http://www.news24. com/News24/ South_Africa/ News/0,,2-
7-1442_2487366, 00.html
March 19th, 2009  
There was a similar incident in Serbia, were a man died on the day he was supposed to get his pension cheque.

Apparently they tied him up to the poll so the mailman would give him the cheque..
Didnt work out so well.
March 19th, 2009  
Don't know whether this is funny or not!?!?!?!?!
Only in South Africa
March 20th, 2009  
March 21st, 2009  
Team Infidel
March 23rd, 2009  
That is just bizarre.
March 26th, 2009  
I only hope they dont use the same corpse to collect the next months pension.

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