Thursday, March 24, 2011

A view of Manenberg

This is just a small glimpse of what Manenberg looks like.

These are houses that families live in. Many of them are built in the front and back yards of other famiy members. These houses may have up to 10 people living in them at one time.

As you walk the streets, you see many many children running around with no clothes or shoes on.

Their entertainment is all made up themselves. There are very few places for children to actually play safely. Actually, there are NO places for safe playing, due to the high rate of gang violence in Manenberg. At any point, gun fire may open up. Stats show that a very high number of deaths due to gang violence are those who are innocent young children, just caught in the middle.

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