- Photos posted online show the heart-wrenching reality for so many South Africans
- The images are allegedly of an uninhabitable house belonging to an elderly lady in Pongola
- South Africans were shocked by the pics and they slammed the government for not aiding those who live in extreme poverty
It is not the first and sadly not the last time photos surfaced online showing the heart-breaking living conditions of South Africans.
While many are celebrating the new year with their friends and families in comfy homes, others are forced to live in inhumane conditions.
On Wednesday, Twitter parody account Man's Not Barry Roux shared photos of the alleged deteriorating home of an elderly lady in Pongola.
The social media influencer captioned the post:
"This Gogo stays in these conditions somewhere in Pongola."
Briefly.co.za gathered from the photos that the elderly lady allegedly stays in a mud house that doesn't have proper windows or a door that can be locked without chains.
South Africans were left heart-broken and enraged at the same time and they blamed the local government for failing to meet the basic needs of the citizens.
Twitter user, @The_Blackcheese, commented:
"Not just her, many people living in uPongola and Jozini live in such harsh conditions and there are areas without a single RDP house in sight, poor water sanitation and no electricity. Makes me chuckle when my cousins are upset over not having WiFi."
Another tweep, @arlekaofela, added:
"Politicians are taking us nowhere, the services have vanished because we are dealing with magicians who hypnotise us to vote their parties and forget about the poor after. Things will get worse and the poor will never benefit but will remain poor."
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