Poor families won’t stoop as plush estate rises around them

01 July 2019 - 07:00 By Jeff Wicks
Grandmother Martha Khumalo, 84, has lived on the Waterval Farm since 1981 and now faces eviction to make way for a mammoth housing development.
Grandmother Martha Khumalo, 84, has lived on the Waterval Farm since 1981 and now faces eviction to make way for a mammoth housing development.
Image: Thapelo Morebudi

Paul Mojaki stands in the shadow of the house his parents built on Waterval Farm near Alberton, Gauteng, watching a mammoth housing development rise around them.

The Sky City development is an unlikely harbinger for Mojaki’s family and nearly 50 others, who face eviction to make way for a burgeoning modern housing estate.

 

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