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Gugulethu toddler needs a liver transplant - and a better house

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Babalwa Tafeni and one-year-old Siyanda, who needs a new liver. (Ashraf Hendricks, GroundUp)
Babalwa Tafeni and one-year-old Siyanda, who needs a new liver. (Ashraf Hendricks, GroundUp)

Cape Town - One-year-old Siyanda Tafeni needs a liver transplant. But even if a donor can be found quickly, doctors warn that the toddler may not survive the transplant unless he gets a better home, with an inside toilet and running water.

GroundUp reports that Siyanda lives with his parents, his 8-year-old sister and 5-year-old brother in Europe settlement in Gugulethu.

The family's one-room shack is nestled between other shacks and is so tiny that it can easily be missed.

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