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The Old Mutual insurance Company in South Africa was refusing to pay a claim to the family of a man who had died…the problem? The company didn’t believe he was dead

They needed confirmation. So that’s when Thandaza Mtshali and Thobeka Mhlongo marched into the offices with a body bag that held the corpse of their dead uncle. A rep says the incident was “unsettling,” but they did their best to be “sympathetic towards the family during this difficult time.”

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Women turn up with corpse in body bag after insurers refuse to pay life policy

Insurance companies are notorious for finding any way not to pay out on a policy, so when two women who tried to collect a relative's life insurance had trouble getting their claim settled they came up with a hardcore solution. Old Mutual, one of South Africa's most respected insurance companies, insisted on confirmation the man in question had actually died.