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Refugee children in limbo

The scene inside the Central Methodist Church in Cape Town, where refugees have been staying since 30 October 2019

Many refugee children around Cape Town won’t be joining thousands of South African children who are starting school on Wednesday. Around 700 asylum seekers have been living in and around the Central Methodist Church on Green Market Square.

The church has been their home for three months after their parents sought refuge, first from chaos in their own countries and then from xenophobia in South Africa.

The children say they are discriminated against when they do attend school with other pupils peppering them with xenophobic insults.

Rebecca Vicky was looking forward to her matric year but can’t register because she has no documents.

For now, the children will continue going to the local library, teaching each other what they previously learnt at school.

They say they don’t want to get involved in politics, but rather want education to help them out of their misery.

In other news – Big trouble for Uzalo actress Nokuthula Mabika – The boy she hit with car is allegedly paralysed for life

Nokuthula Mabika knocked over a high school pupil with her car, and now months later, it is reported that he is now permanently paralyzed.

Nokuthula Mabika

Former Uzalo actress Nokuthula Mabika has a dark cloud hanging over her head with regards to a real-life tragedy that happened in August 2019. While driving in Kwa Mashu, Kwa Zulu Natal, the actress bumped into a Grade 11 pupil named Sanele Maphalala. continue reading

Source: eNCA