OPINION | The politics of the land means in the Free State, charity sees colour

It's a disheartening hierarchy that decides who weathers the storm and who gets left behind

27 October 2020 - 20:40 By kgaugelo masweneng

Last week, a devastating fire swept through Free State farmland. It is believed to have been sparked by service delivery protests by the despondent shack dwellers of Malebogo in Hertzogville, Free State. The flames licked clean vast farm grazing lands and killed animals in its wake, causing much damage and devastation.   ..

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