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A room which has been converted into a hostel in Mabhida.
A room which has been converted into a hostel in Mabhida.

The fear is real and the people of Sundays River Valley in the Eastern Cape are in a panic.

The local municipality is in the Sarah Baartman district, a citrus area with an estimated R3 billion annual turnover.

The valley consists of three small towns – Addo, Patterson and Kirkwood – with townships Valencia, Mabhida and Bersag, as well as some illegal shack dwellings between the farmlands.

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