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 David Francis

Wednesday August 25, 2004
David Francis:
The late Paul Meintjes, whose family was told by a "prophet" that he would rise from the dead, has finally been laid to rest at his hometown, Hertzogville.

Tuesday August 24, 2004
David Francis:
The daughter of the late Paul Meintjies says she will not allow the state to bury her father. Dalene Swanepoel has said this after the Hertzogville police said they would apply to the Bloemfontein High Court for permission to bury Meintjies.

Monday August 23, 2004
David Francis:
The saga of the resurrection of Paul Meintjies of Hertzogville in the Free State is expected to come to an end tomorrow. His body is expected to be cremated in Bloemfontein.

David Francis:
South African police have removed a mans body from his widows bedroom after he was left unburied for more than seven weeks following his death because she hoped he would be resurrected.

David Francis:
The body of Oom Paul Meintjies was taken to the police mortuary in Bloemfontein on Saturday, and the prophet who predicted the dead man would rise again has gone to ground.

Friday August 20, 2004
David Francis:
Hertzogville - The government has now intervened to get the body of Oom Paul Meintjes, who has been dead for 51 days, into a grave. His body, in a coffin, is next to his widow's bed.

David Francis:
The late Paul Meintjes - whom a prophet had predicted would rise from the dead - must be buried by Saturday, according to an order delivered by police to his family in the Free State town of Hertzogville on Thursday.

Thursday August 19, 2004
David Francis:
Hertzogville - Oom Paul Meintjies is at home now, after lying in the mortuary for 50 days.

David Francis:
The health inspector at Boshoff, in the Free State is to visit the nearby town of Hertzogville tomorrow to determine if the corpse of the late Paul Meintjies holds a health risk.

Wednesday August 18, 2004
David Francis:
BLOEMFONTEIN - The body of a Free State man whose resurrection was predicted by a "prophet" after his death six weeks ago is on its way to a state mortuary if a local undertaker gets his way.

David Francis:
Nico Foulds, a Free State undertaker, has threatened to open a human rights abuse case with police because of what he says is exposure to drama for keeping the body of the late Paul Meintjies.

Tuesday August 17, 2004
David Francis:
The outstanding account to keep the body of the late Paul Meintjies in a Hertzogville mortuary stands at R10 000. Nico Foulds, the owner of the mortuary, says Mrs Meintjies has already paid the first account from July 1 to August 5.

David Francis:
Hertzogville - Armed with sjamboks and whips - and the body of Paul Meintjies in a coffin - farmers and town's residents descended on the Meintjies' house on Monday to end the fiasco surrounding his long-awaited "resurrection".

Monday August 16, 2004
David Francis:
Influenced by a self-proclaimed prophet, a widow in South Africa has not buried her husband more than six weeks after his death in the belief that he will rise from the dead.

Tuesday August 10, 2004
David Francis:
Hertzogville - Forty-two days after Paul Meintjies' death the promised resurrection has failed to materialise but one thing that could transpire is a court order to remove his body.

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