Articles by Chumani Mazwi

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“I fell into a pit of mud and human waste”

Pit toilets finally repaired at Eastern Cape school where caretaker nearly drowned

By Phathiswa Shushwana and Chumani Mazwi - 26 October 2018
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Villagers waiting 20 years for basic services

Upper Xhwili near Mthatha has no electricity, piped clean water or decent roads

By Chumani Mazwi - 26 October 2018
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Post Office delivers mixed bag for social grant recipients

“We will die standing in this queue” says pensioner

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik, Barbara Maregele, Nompendulo Ngubane and Chumani Mazwi - 4 October 2018
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Taxi strike disrupts social grant payments in Eastern Cape

Taxi operators claim MEC won’t listen to them

By Joseph Chirume and Chumani Mazwi - 19 September 2018
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Mthatha villagers block road, demand electricity

Mayor agrees to convene a meeting

By Chumani Mazwi - 21 August 2018
Photo of Zwelihle residents attending address by Bheki Cele

Police and protesters accused of brutality in Hermanus

Cele promises to bring IPID to Zwelihle to investigate

By Tariro Washinyira and Chumani Mazwi - 25 July 2018
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In photos: Bheki Cele versus Hermanus protesters

Tensions escalate in Zwelihle following assault on police officer and subsequent house raids by SAPS

Text by Chumani Mazwi. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 21 July 2018
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Paraplegic man faces eviction

Swartland municipality says it is investigating possible alternatives although it is not obliged to do so

By Chumani Mazwi - 20 July 2018
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DA calls for army to be deployed

Mmusi Maimane leads march from Manenberg to Nyanga

By Chumani Mazwi - 19 July 2018
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Local TV series wins at international film festival

Story about young Langa boxer’s rise to the top

By Chumani Mazwi - 17 July 2018
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Protesters close municipal offices in Gugulethu

Protest was unrelated to the torching of the Gugulethu fire station and municipal building on Thursday morning

By Tariro Washinyira and Chumani Mazwi - 12 July 2018
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Residents “take back” their community with clean-up initiative

The International Peace Youth Group in partnership with PRASA and Netreg residents cleaned the area around the train station on Saturday

By Chumani Mazwi - 9 July 2018
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Steenvilla evictees disappointed after De Lille no-show

Mayor’s office says she was not aware of meeting with residents

By Tariro Washinyira and Chumani Mazwi - 6 July 2018