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The southern landfill is overrun with rubbish Photo: Msindisi Fengu
The southern landfill is overrun with rubbish Photo: Msindisi Fengu


It is not only a home for vagrants, cows and stray dogs, the area has also become a dumping site for dead bodies.

The southern landfill site in the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality in Bloemfontein, Free State, is next to South Park Cemetery, which is engulfed in filth.

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