Does it not break your heart to see this woman crossing the river with her baby on her back? You see the young man assisting her so that she does not misbalance and on the other side are other commuters waiting for their turn. Seeing from the obvious precarious engineering, this must have been a community innovation as the local councillor sits on his hands doing nothing while the people risk their lives fending for themselves.
Many in South Africa do not understand their rights, they do not know how to hold their representatives accountable. When we see pictures such as these it should be a reminder that an incompetent and hopeless leader is benefiting from his title rather than functioning in the job they were employed to fulfil. Tragedy is it not? Yet the adjacent picture of Sandton City does portrays the extravagance of necessity!