African Perspective: Living on Death

They are some of Zambia's most courageous workers, quietly getting on with their job - a job which is shunned by most of their compatriots.

Meet Mwanza and Kapemba, two mortuary attendants working in Lusaka.

In this programme, they reveal what their work entails, but also what it feels like to deal with the stigma they face.

In Zambia, strong cultural beliefs mean that they are feared and avoided by family members and neighbours.

(Image: A funeral in Lusaka, Africa)

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25 minutes

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Wed 4 Jul 2012 01:05 GMT

Fifty Women Who Made It Happen

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Commemorate International Women's Day 2015 with stories from across the world

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