More than 10 000 people in KZN arrested for flouting regulations
He used to work at a cleaning company which closed a month before the lockdown was implemented. For a few weeks thereafter, his employer picked him up once or twice a week from the spot for odd jobs, paying him R150 each time.
Shabalala says some motorists have given him R50 or R100, others a loaf of bread, during the past week. “At least during school days, my children could eat from the school feeding scheme. Food in the house has been finishing faster than ever.”
Vusi Radebe says, during the first week of lockdown, a car picked him up for a gardening job. He earned R200 and bought groceries which lasted a few days. In the second week, he was given R290 which he also used to buy food.
“l managed to buy some mielie meal and a few other things. But l need to get more.”
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