Sewage still flowing into the Vaal River destroys homes, livelihoods

Tsekiso Lefisa’s chainsaw and angle grinder gather dust on a plastic chair in his dark shack in the Bophelong township near Vanderbijlpark. Outside, the garden is a stinking sewage swamp. 

With a haunted look in his eyes, the 26-year-old says he put his tools there to try to protect them from the sewage that pools on his floor. But the damage had already been done.

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