Tshekedi Pitso, a 72-year-old South African grandfather was buried in his favorite Mercedes Benz as he had wished and prayed for.
In the 1980s, Mr. Pitso acquired an E500 Mercedes Benz to add to his garage of Benz cars but cherished this particular to bits and willed that he be buried in it.
Pitso’s niece Sefora (Pitso), 49, said at first the family was shocked at the news, but he always spoke about how he would love his funeral to be.
The village of Jozanashoek in Sterkspruit, Eastern Cape, where Pitso was a chief and also a member of the United Democratic Movement (UDM), came to a standstill on Saturday as their chief was buried in Mercedes Benz.
“My uncle made it clear that he wanted to be buried inside his car. He was a lover of Mercedes Benz and as a family, we had to grant him his wish,” she said.
Villagers watched in shock and bewilderment as Pitso in his car was lowered to his grave.
Pitso was dressed in a cream white suit and seated behind the steering wheel with both his hands placed on the steering wheel.
He will really enjoy the ride.
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