Karen in Mthatha has two new posts about what life is like now that Itipini has been demolished.
She writes about how increased government attention to Itipini in recent months has had a tragic downside:
It seems that finally having the attention of the municipality, though, has come with a price. However, being on the radar meant that when the incident in Waterfall happened, the police and municipality pounced. Itipini, to the municipal government, was always the problem that they just never dealt with. Now they’re dealing with it, but in way that completely disregards the humanity of people at Itipini. The way they’re handing it is dehumanizing, destructive, and utterly reckless.
She also has pictures of where people have resettled and how difficult life is there.