AS THE festive season starts, Heritage would want to urge people not only to enjoy themselves and keep safe but not forget to put away a few rands every month to prepare themselves against the eventuality of death in a foreign country by signing up for a Ness Heritage Funeral Plan TODAY.
Forced to migrate to a foreign country to eke a living as an illegal miner, dying on the job and having their bodies trapped in a disused mine for almost a week, was the last thing that Zimbabweans Njabulo Sibanda (31) from Tsholotsho, Sibangani(24) and Williard Nyoni expected their lives in eGoli to end up like.
Despite the widespread publicity and nationwide condemnation of how they died, at Langlaagte, west of Johannesburg recently, it still took a lot of effort by relatives, activists and members of the Zimbabwean community to raise money to repatriate their bodies at a government mortuary in Hillbrow.
A snap survey by this website shows that most Zimbabweans rely on contributions from friends and family when there is a death and according to activists, especially the younger people do not have funeral plans.
This particularly affects those who don’t have big families in SA, delaying the time it takes to raise enough money for their bodies to be repatriated.
With hundreds of Zimbabweans dying monthly, relying on unbudgeted for, impromptu contributions is not only emotionally draining for those left behind but unsustainable.
So to give you a dignified sendoff, Heritage Funeral Plan offers a cheap and flexible solution for the unfortunate but inevitable, event of death in a foreign country.
‘’We are not in the death industry but in the grieving industry and we develop simple solutions that makes it easier to honour the lives of loved ones,” says Ness Consulting Relationship Consultant, Nozipho Khoza.
Also to watch against, are bogus, fly by night, financial services companies, who are taking advantage of migrants.
‘’Lets us take informative insurance decisions that will harness a futuristic assurance of pride and dignity,adds Khoza.
So as you look forward to reuniting with your family, show them that you love them by also planning for your final sendoff back Home, Kumusha, Ekhaya and Go Heritage! – Patience Rusere