For over 20 years they lived with evil smelling bucket toilets right outside their doors, but the brand new flushing toilets handed over to residents in Alexandra have ended the suffering of nearly 200 families who were using the bucket system.
Normal village life has ground to a standstill in Ndakeni, Ngwekazana and Sithinteni villages outside Mount Ayliff in the Eastern Cape – where villagers have blocked a main access road demanding resurfacing of the gravel road.
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