Cost of Corruption - the Death of a Four-Year-Old

Sinoxolo Hlabanzana was detained with his aunt and sent to a detention centre run by the company now in the midst of a major South African corruption scandal. He soon developed a fever and diarrhoea but there was no medical equipment or medicine in the centre's health facility and he was sent to a hospital, where he was separated from his aunt, and later died. His family still don't know where he is buried.

Photo: Bhekisisa

Sinoxolo Hlabanzana: “You know when you lose someone it feels like you are not touching the ground. I still look at pictures of him, and I cannot stop crying,” says his aunt, who was separated from him when he fell ill.

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