A profession in the funeral business means that you will inevitably be witness to some peculiar things. It's a nightmare-inducing job not suitable for the fainthearted or those alarmed by the sight of a dead body - basically, if you couldn't get through season one of Dexter then it's not for you.
Not that you need to be a serial killer to be a funeral director, but a nonchalant attitude to death helps. But no matter how comfortable you are with those who have departed from this world, there is nothing that you prepare you for the horror that this funeral parlor owner discovered...
Fundile Makalana, the owner of Lindokuhle Funeral in South Africa has "been in the business for more than 20 years" but he's never seen anything like this.
The bizarre story begins with the tragic death of 33-year-old Nomveliso Nomasonto Mdoyi. The mother-of-five was nine months pregnant at the time of her sudden death, which came shortly after she complained of breathlessness.
Shortly afterward, Makalana was entrusted with her body at his funeral parlor in preparation for her funeral which was scheduled to take place 10 days later.