While the party’s delegates gather in Johannesburg to choose a new leader, residents of historic Kliptown are still waiting patiently for change
In Kliptown, morning comes early. By six o’clock, the South African summer sun is sending long shadows across the railway tracks, smoke is rising from the piles of flaming garbage, tinny gospel is blaring from a sound system, men are already drinking and Magdalene Masifako is cleaning her front step.
The 49-year-old part-time cleaner was born when the repressive apartheid regime was at its strongest and moved into her small two-bedroom home 23 years ago – the year white rule ended and the African National Congress (ANC), led by Nelson Mandela, came to power.
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/16/anc-township-south-africa-kliptown-important-politicians-only-on-tv
Author : Jason Burke in Soweto
Publish date : 16 December 2017 | 6:21 pm
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