South Africa: Queue for food donations stretches for kilometres near Pretoria

Thousands of squatter camps residents queued in the township of Laudium near Pretoria in South Africa to receive food donations on Wednesday. Many people in the line complained about the lockdown which as they say left them out of work with few other means of support. «The problem about this lockdown is our squatter camps. There's just too many passages, and there's not so much social distance... Еще and a lot of the population is not working. It's tough for us because we can't go outside anymore. Maybe hassle and buy something you know to eat,» said one of the residents. Many of the people living in the settlement are undocumented migrants who rely on day labour and cannot receive government aid. «These people have not been at work for almost two months. A lot of them are foreigners, they're also not getting any help from government. And we as a community decided to come here and try to make a difference,» said one volunteer. Volunteers gave out 10 kilogram bags of maize meal, along with two protective masks, hand sanitiser and a loaf of bread to each person.

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