No toilets and not enough water in struggle hero's birthplace

Mildred Hlongwa (74) stands next to her home-made toilet which she shares with neighbours. Photo by Ntombi Mbomvu.

Residents have no choice but to dig and build pit toilets themselves, said 74-year-old Mildred Hlongwa. Some of these toilets are built of mud; some are made of wood and old metal.

Hlongwa said other people without toilets relieve themselves in plastic bags and throw these anywhere.