Living in a shack with 11 people during lockdown: Alex family tell their story

Bongukuphiwa Khuzwayo is struggling to feed his wife, Snegugu Thabethe, and their nine children. He's desperate for any job (PHOTO: Supplied)
Bongukuphiwa Khuzwayo is struggling to feed his wife, Snegugu Thabethe, and their nine children. He's desperate for any job (PHOTO: Supplied)

The COVID-19 lockdown, in its second prolonged extension, has left many households in South Africa struggling without a source of income. This is also the sad reality for Bongukuphiwa Khuzwayo and Snegugu Thabethe, along with their nine children. Khuzwayo used to put food on the table doing odd jobs but can no longer do that as a result of the lockdown.

“We have to stay at home and as much as I understand why, I struggle to be okay with it when I look at my children.”

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