TERMINAL | Sipho Mpongo

Township Land

The township streets have been what I would call a testimony. Much that has happened on these streets: we have lost our loved ones due to gang killings, backstreet abortion, hit-and-run accidents, drugs, alcohol and poverty.  But we have also gained a lot from our streets: we were able to build our houses, shacks, install our small shop to survive township living. While we have been moved around by the law of land, these streets hold memories of our lives and what we have contributed to the land in the township. As much as it not ours, it is ours. We are the only ones that suffer and gain from the township land. No one has the right to control the land, especially the land of the township.