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Rural Women’s Movement founder Sizani Ngubane.
Rural Women’s Movement founder Sizani Ngubane.

The family of women’s land rights activist, Sizani Ngubane, is blaming health workers for alleged negligence after she died alone of Covid-19 in her Hilton home.

“I was greeted by the smell of my mother’s decomposing body more than six metres away from her front door. I was with my son at the time and he had to see his grandmother in that state,” her son, Thulani Ngubane, told The Witness on Monday.

He said the 74-year old started showing symptoms of Covid-19 at the end of November.

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