IN PICS | Meanwhile, outside the corridors of power ...

The arrest of Zandile Christmas Mafe for alleged arson following the near-destruction of parliament has again thrown a spotlight on the plight of the thousands of homeless people in the Mother City. Photographer Esa Alexander and writer Claire Keeton spoke to some folks at street level

13 February 2022 - 00:00

“How old do you think I am?” asks Abdul Smith, tilting his head. Sharp cheekbones stand out in a face framed by a trimmed beard and hair flecked with silver. I guess late 40s. In reply, Smith proudly reveals he is 61, reciting his ID number as proof. He has an ID, unlike many people who live on the streets...

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