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A Tale of Three Cities – once upon a town.

By iancochrane, published on Nov 10, 2013

...and shivers; the little girl’s sick with German measles. 2000 police roam Sophiatown, guns, rifles and whips in hand. Straining dogs on taught leashes snap and growl, gunshots crack; family furniture tipped in the back of police trucks, driven south 35km and dumped. The human relocation to Soweto follows, the fractured families dazed and silent. I gaze southward to the distant desolate profile of a gold tailings dump. Over the next eight years Sophiatown is bulldozed, flattened and obliterated from South African maps.

Late afternoon I’m alone – standing on a Soweto mound –... (more)

Tags: family, south africa, apartheid, sophiatown, soweto, gauteng

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