8 ordinary essential workers on keeping Mzansi going during the lockdown

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Erick Shumba (PHOTO: DRUM)
Erick Shumba (PHOTO: DRUM)

Every day thousands of workers put their lives at risk to provide essential services. These include petrol attendants, police officers, healthcare workers, and bus and taxi drivers who transport people to work, shops and to hospitals.

“Someone had to keep the country going and I’m glad I’m one of them,” Yenamuntu Ndimande, a bank teller, tells us.

Here are some of the heroes who have kept our society functioning while everything has ground to a halt.

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