We are living in squalor – elderly

TEMPERS flared and unsavoury words were thrown around at the Bethelsdorp Old Age Home in Salsoneville, Port Elizabeth, yesterday as tenants took to the streets in protest at poor facilities and lack of security.

The elderly residents, many in wheelchairs or on crutches, toyi-toyied at the Adams Street facility, singing and chanting songs including the Mshini Wam struggle song made famous by President Jacob Zuma.

Residents of the northern areas’ Bethelsdorp, Adcock, Elizabeth Stuurman and Ellen Hendricks old age homes voiced their unhappiness with the new management, saying despite paying rent nothing was ever done to improve the homes. – Zandile Mbabela

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