Booze fuels violence, but finding solutions brings up sobering realities
The concentration of drinking spots has left one of SA’s most murderous communities in despair
They live a stone’s throw from each other in one of SA’s most murderous communities, but the solutions they have found to their plight couldn’t be more diametrically opposed.
After a neighbour’s teenage son was stabbed to death a year ago, Zukiswa Dyani scraped together R6,000 from her wages as a cleaner so her daughter could stay in a university residence, “away from all the shebeens” that surround her Cape Town home.
Nosicelo Gabula, also from Brown’s Farm, in Philippi, spent years unsuccessfully looking for a job before starting to sell alcohol illegally from her shack...