Unnatural Death

In the case of an unnatural death, here are the first steps to take:


Phone the SAPS: 10111


Phone your doctor
Phone your Minister
Phone DOVES/MINROC/SAFFAS: 018 464 1057


All unnatural deaths are handled by the South African Police Services

A Post Mortem will be performed to establish the cause of death. It is a legal requirement that the deceased be identified at the mortuary. As this is traumatic for most people, we suggest that your best friend or a family member accompanies you for this.

after the mortuary releases the body, your funeral services will attend to the removal of the deceased.


If you would like to have a private moment with your departed loved one, we can arrange the a private room for you to spend a last moment with your loved one.