Harare – Nyaradzo Funeral Services will now provide camping beds and sleeping tents for mourners during a funeral, an official has said.
In a statement, Nyaradzo Group of Companies Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Philip Mataranyika said the group has seen the challenges that their clients face hence they provided a solution to the problem.
“For the convenience and comfort of mourners, our response is that we will in future provide camping beds and sleeping tents for mourners during a funeral.
“ Going forward, those who choose to put up at the funeral will do so at almost the same level of comfort as putting up at home.
“The only difference is that the arrangement will be that of camping, in a sleeper tent on a camping bed, these new camping beds and sleeper tents will make our lives/ experiences at funerals more convenient and comfortable, pleasurable even, enabling us to sleep at funerals should we want to,” read part of the statement.
He said funerals were no longer about socialising all night without rest.
“Gone will be the days of drinking and talking all night to chase away the cold. Gone also will be the days of driving to funerals of close family and friends in the early hours of the morning because we want to catch a good night’s sleep at home,” he said.
Mataranyika said the group was working flat out to make the products.
“Clients at the few funerals for whom we have already provided the facility have given us a big thumbs up. In response, we are now working flat out to make the camping beds and sleeper tents available to all of our clients who want and can afford them,” he said.
He said the new products will be accessed through monthly premiums.
“However, we do know that our products are better accessed through regular monthly premiums, to cater to this requirement, we are in the process of adding this option to our policy product menu so they are available to all our customers including those already on our books.
“Attending and organising funerals must never again be about how much sleep disruption we get. It will be about how many people we want bedding facilities for.
“Funerals will inflict pain only on our hearts, but never again on our bodies from lack of sleeping facilities,” he said.
Traditionally, mourners do not sleep but spend the whole night singing and celebrating the lives of the departed.