Blikkies in the rain

Last week I was driven around Blikkiesdorp by one of the City's field officers, the day before a man had been shot in a drug related dispute between merchants. The next day a 10 year old Somalian national was killed in a related violent dispute. The field site I have come to know in the past month is now a space of fear for the first time for me. But for those who live in it that fear becomes commonplace as daily outbursts occur reflecting cracks in our sociopolitical systems that are not looking after those most marginalized.

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