Backlash for not attending funeral of family member who tested positive for COVID-19

Backlash for not attending funeral of family member who tested positive for COVID-19

The pandemic has had many devastating effects, one of the most heartbreaking being how we grieve our loved ones.

KZN listener faces backlash

Such is the case for this week's submission for #TheFixer: Fixing KZN One Drive At A Time. 

#TheFixer is a feature on Stacey and J Sbu's show in which the duo gives KZN listeners an opportunity to share their dilemmas that they seek advice on. Together with the help of fellow KZN listeners, Stacey and J Sbu try to help the concerned party fix their problem. 

KZN listener, Pravesh, sent in a voice note to the team with a problem that he is currently facing. 

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Pravesh is facing backlash from his dad's side of the family after he made the decision to not attend the funeral of a relative. 

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The family member died due to COVID-19 and Pravesh was uneasy about attending the funeral - and went as far as advising his elderly mother to not attend as well. 

Pravesh's mother ended up attending the funeral and her son's absence was not only noticed, but it was called out by many unhappy relatives who felt Pravesh should have been there. 

Since the funeral, Pravesh has faced ridicule and harsh treatment from family members who feel that family should always be there for each other despite the circumstances. 

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Stacey and J Sbu shared Pravesh's story with the KZN community and they were quick to offer words of comfort and advise for Pravesh. 

KZN listener Vaneshree who works in the lab that conducts VOVID-19 testing sounded off on the matter: 

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