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Doves opens one-stop funeral parlour

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DOVES Holdings on Saturday opened a $2 million state-of-the-art one-stop funeral parlour wholly designed and built by Beitbridge locals.

By OWN CORRESPONDENT

Furnished with mortarless stonework similar to the walls of the Great Zimbabwe Monuments, the parlour outshines its proximity.
It has a capacity to hold up to 40 bodies, houses a financial services division and an assurance branch apart from its core-business of undertaking.

Speaking during the official opening, State Security minister Kembo Mohadi urged companies investing in smaller towns to partner local communities in the management of waste and to donate to local schools, among other things, as part of corporate social responsibility.

“As part of corporate social responsibility, you can help with waste management or even donate classroom blocks to pay back to the community,” he said in a speech read on his behalf by Beitbridge district administrator, Kilibone Ndou-Mbedzi.
Mohadi urged companies to decentralise their operations and spread employment creation.

Doves chief executive officer, Talent Maziwisa said the opening of their Beitbridge branch was the first step in similar projects to be rolled out throughout the country.

“We will roll out more parlours in Zimbabwe and the region in our endeavour to expand,” he said.

The Beitbridge parlour will facilitate easier repatriation and expatriation of the deceased to and from South Africa, he said.

With its capacity, the parlour has offered some of its space to the Beitbridge District Hospital when in need.

Awelani Muleya, a young local architect, designed the parlour built by a villager known only as Dube.

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