Some residents of Nkomo C village outside Giyani in Limpopo, which has been dubbed the witch village, say 25 years into democracy they are yet to reap the fruits of a non-discriminatory South Africa.
Nkomo C is home to just over a hundred families who were banished from their original homesteads following allegations of witchcraft. In recent years RDP houses were built for some of the residents. A communal borehole lies in the middle of the village. There are no schools in the small community and learners rely on government scholar transport to neighbouring villages.
One of the village’s oldest residents, 83-year old Jameson Mashakele moved to the area from my Ndambi after he had been kicked out because they said he was a witch.