Overflowing sewage pollutes numerous settlements around the Eastern Cape city and makes living there unbearable.
Tomase still has longer to wait for her ID document that will give her and her children access to a social grant or the covid-19 emergency relief grant as a cushion against their grinding poverty.
NEHAWU in the Eastern Cape says it will use a 21st of August strike by health workers to force the department to hire more staff.
Land occupiers promise to return to land they are evicted from as they cannot afford to rent the backyard shacks they stayed in before.
Ongoing human rights abuses in the country have reminded Zimbabweans that the regime did not change when Mugabe was ousted in 2017.