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Drama as angry family deposits body of deceased member at a bank over delay in funeral policy payment

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Drama as angry family deposits body of deceased member at a bank over delay in funeral policy payment

Angry family members of a deceased man who died in a shanty fire in Galeshewe, Kimberly, South Africa on Friday, October 2, took the body to a local bank after the bank did not pay out the funeral policy.

According to one of the brother’s of the deceased, Thabo Tshite, they had no other option as they already had made arrangements to bury their brother. 

“Our brother died in the fire at about 2am on Tuesday. We immediately reported his death and also informed the bank. Our 70-year-old father is the policy holder and he was told what documents were required for the claim,” said Tshite.

Tshite said they followed all the procedures and completed the necessary paperwork timeously in order for the claim to be processed.

“The bank told us they wanted police clearance and all other necessary documentation. We submitted all the necessary documents on the same day. The bank said the payout would be made between 24 and 48 hours. We were relieved as we made it clear to them that my brother died in a horrific manner and we wished to bury him as soon as possible,” 

“We were thinking about the state of the body because he had burned beyond recognition. The bank seemed to understand our wish and said we would receive the payout. However, it is now more than 48 hours and the money still does not reflect in the bank account of our father.”

Tshite said he accompanied his elderly father when the policy was being processed.

“We came back to the bank on Friday morning. We spoke to someone from their head office telephonically and we were assured that the claim was successful and that the money would be paid out. We had made arrangements to bury our brother on Saturday, October 3.

“As the day progressed, my father informed me that the money still did not reflect in his account. I then called the branch and told them that we would come and leave the corpse in the bank should they fail to pay. We waited for several hours and I again called the bank just before 3pm. We were then told that the matter is being escalated to head office.

“I told the person on the other side of the line that we would bring my brother’s body to the bank and that they can bury him. We are ready to bury my brother and the bank wants to inform us a few hours before the funeral that we are not able to do so,” Tshite said.

Customers inside the bank took video footage with their cellphones as the brothers came in with the coffin and the deceased inside. Security personnel unsuccessfully tried to resolve the matter as customers looked on.

The brothers vowed that they would not move and even threatened that they would remove the body from the coffin.

Staff at the bank tried to intervene and later told family members that they would call the regional manager to come and resolve the matter. Police also headed to the scene after they were informed about the matter.

As police and family members waited for the regional manager to arrive, they were told that the money would be deposited at 5 pm.

Another family member, Lebogang Mogodi, asked why the money would only be paid at 5pm.

“We had been waiting for the regional manager for so long, what would be so difficult to just make a transfer? These people want us to leave the building because they know the bank is now closed. Once we are outside, we will no longer get the money. We will wait until 5pm and only leave once we get a call from our father that the money had been paid into his account.

It was gathered that the matter was eventually resolved. 

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APC considering Jonathan as Buhari’s predecessor

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A report claims legislators in the APC are now attempting to find an appropriate official competitor for the 2023 political race.

It was announced that an ongoing visit by APC to ex-president, Goodluck Jonathan was partially political.

The visit by the APC lead representatives has again started with rumors about a Jonathan administration in 2023.

An arising report has asserted that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is attempting to persuade a previous president, Goodluck Jonathan, to run for president on its foundation in 2023.

The report which was conveyed by This Day asserted that a few heads of the gathering have been constraining the previous president to think about the offer.

The paper expressed that a source who talked secretly said lead representatives on the foundation of the APC who visited Jonathan to congratulate with him on his 63 birthday commemoration, utilized the event to inconspicuously speak to their official proposition to him.

As indicated by the cases, Buhari’s partners accept that Jonathan would be innocuous to their gathering interest and as such the perfect individual to dominate if control somehow happened to move toward the South.

A source in Buhari’s camp who would not like to be recognized was cited to have stated:

“He handed over power peacefully and nursed no bitterness against anyone and therefore will not be a threat to the interest of the north. In any case, Jonathan has in the past denied any interest in challenging for the administration.

The previous president clarified that he was centered around his foundation.

Then, following the tumults by some geo-political zones to create the following leader of Nigeria, the legislative head of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello, has uncovered the characteristics of who might become President Buhari’s replacement.

Bello when speaking Channels TV on Thursday, November 20, said the PDP’s ambition to take back power is a “lofty dream” and ”castles in the air.”

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Obasanjo congratulates Biden on winning the election

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Olusegun Obasanjo congratulated the president elect Joe Biden on his election win .

The previous president said Biden’s triumph additionally had a great impact globally . Obasanjo asked Biden to reestablish the qualities America is known for all around the world Obasanjo in an assertion acquired by Legit.ng on Saturday, November 7 portrayed Biden’s success as a triumph of good over evil.

He said the triumph of the Democratic up-and-comer isn’t only a success for the individuals of America alone, yet in addition a triumph for the vast majority of the world.

Credit: africanarguments.org

The previous president encouraged the duly elected president to reestablish trust in the part of America as an advertiser of world harmony, security, dependability, and progress.

He said:

I felicitate with Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris as the first female Vice-President of the U.S. We in Africa are proud of her success. The first African-American President of the U.S., Barrack Obama, has Kenyan DNA in him and I am reasonably sure that the first African-American female Vice President-Elect of the U.S. will have some Nigerian DNA in her as most of those taken to the Caribbean from Africa went from Nigeria of today.”

Then, the US president-elect, Joe Biden has vowed to be the president for all Americans if they decided in favor of him.

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International Criminal Court (ICC) to Probe into #EndSARS Extra-judicial killings

The ICC set to conduct preliminary examination with regards to the ongoing #EndSARS protests in the country.

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The ICC set to conduct preliminary examination with regards to the ongoing #EndSARS protests in the country.

According to BBC, ICC confirmed that the office of prosecutor has received information on alleged crime. In a statement they made it known that the focus of the preliminary examination is to “assess whether the legal criteria for opening an investigation under the Rome Statute are met”, and the findings of their will be made public.

The #EndSARS protests have seen no less than 50 deaths of the country’s citizens; at least 5 soldiers and 10 policemen have also been reported dead during massive 2-week protests which sadly came to a grand ending on the night of November 20th where peaceful #EndSARS protesters where gunned to death at the Lekki tollgate.

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