It was a meaningful evening handing out blankets, jerseys, clothing and bread to the many freezing homeless of our city this evening. We, however, did hear the sad news of a young 21 year old man named Lucas who died of the cold in the park last night. Other related news was that the Joburg Metro Police conducted their raids on Hillbrow’s homeless last night and took away all their blankets.
What I do not understand about this is that the city has enough money to enforce bylaws to remove undesirable blankets, but not enough money to get
a regular rubbish removal service to remove the trash which piles up on our Hillbrow’s streets daily. It seems like the values are all upside down.