- A woman determined to help her child spent a night and two days outside the SASSA offices
- The single mother was waiting to apply for a grant for her young baby
- She is one of many who had to sleep on the cold concrete in the hopes of being assisted
A Cape Town woman has shared the heartbreaking story of how she slept outside with her infant and waited for two days waiting to apply for a SASSA grant.
Taylin Andreas from Ravensmead is a 19-year-old single mother who wanted to apply for a child support grant for her 17-month-old child. In a report by GroundUp, the woman said that she was given an application form on Wednesday but needed an affidavit. When she returned to the offices the next day, she had to re-join the long queue.
Speaking to the publication, Andreas said that she had given up everything to stand in the queue in hopes of getting help.
Andreas is not the only one who slept on the streets waiting for help. A man by the name of Thobela Nkone also told GroundUp that he had spent the night on the cold and wet pavement. He wanted to apply for grant for his newborn.
The man made a list of names of everyone who was standing in the line from Tuesday. The list contained 221 names. These individuals were still waiting to be served from Tuesday.
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