In the past five or six years, there has been an emergence of an informal settlement in Hime Street which has now become a crisis and a burden to the residents of Hime Street.
Due to overcrowding, unemployment, housing shortage, migration from rural areas, and various other reasons, these informal settlements have been formed.
Kim Saul’s 30, and Marion Jacobs 34, said because of the absence of toilets and running water, they have to use packets in which to defecate, and buy drinking water from the flat residents.
Jennifer Slinger, says that during the incessant rainy seasons, most of the homes are affected, as they have not been maintained for decades.
By: Lorraine Richards