Father of 7 builds shack during illegal land invasions because he needs "a home"

Father of 7 builds shack during illegal land invasions because he needs "a home"

A photo has touched the hearts of South Africans, showing just how unfortunate the poor’s circumstances still are in the country.

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It has been 24-years after the end of Apartheid, but still many South Africans live in the same conditions they did before 1994.

A tweep, Sure Kamhunga, shared a post about a father of seven, who needed a home, so he built himself a shack.

Briefly.co.za learned Baxter was amongst others who built shacks during illegal land occupations, in Mitchell’s Plain township near Cape Town.

“Father of seven, Muneer Baxter, works on a shack erected during illegal land occupations, in Mitchell's Plain township near Cape Town, South Africa, May 29, 2018; Reuters. A photo says a thousand words, 24 years later in SA.”, the post read.

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According to statistics given in a report by SApeople.com, black people make up 79% of the total population but own only seven percent of urban land- this leads to people taking matters into their own hands.

Meanwhile, the photo struck a chord with social media users, who agreed the people should be given land to build their own homes.

However, one man felt the father could have slowed down with “making babies” and maybe he could have build himself a home already.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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