Demolition of houses undermines lockdown efforts

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by Rapule Moiloa…The lock down is meant for people to maintain social distance but not for the people whose homes were demolished by the City of Joburg in Kokotela informal settlemen, on Wednesday 15 April 2020. This undermined the very essence of lockdown as these people cannot maintain social disctance anymore. The community is now trying to solve their problem of homelessness instead of directing their efforts on combating COVID-19, they are even doing protests during lockdown and the question is whether the virus will not spread in such a setup.