We will sweep it up, say Soweto women after looting and unrest

While most in SA were left traumatised and feeling helpless by the recent riots, two Joburg-based women found the inner strength to begin picking up the pieces, writes Leonie Wagner

25 July 2021 - 00:00 By leonie wagner

Diepkloof Square in Soweto resembles the set of a post-apocalyptic movie. Soot covers the walls, a packet of corn is the only sign that there was once a convenience store here. Wires hang from a ceiling, the smell of burnt plastic lingers, stamps and reading glasses lie abandoned on a chair. This used to be a bank...

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