The Dark Side of Motherhood | 'She was alone. She was angry': Mom Gao shares her heart-breaking story

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30% of those parenting alone report running out of money to buy food for their children.
30% of those parenting alone report running out of money to buy food for their children.

Content Warning: This article mentions depression, suicide and abuse. It may be triggering for some readers.

By mid-morning the sun was out in full force, the breeze hinting at the highveld downpour that would inevitably break the afternoon heat. There would be a hustle when the time came.

Golf course sirens would warn of a storm brewing, traffic reports would caution the workforce to start planning their routes home, and Joburgers would head indoors to safety.

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