Insurance shock for parents of disabled Khayelitsha teenager

Nomveliso Rululu and Ayanda Qhara, parents of Siphokazi, are mourning the death of their daughter. Photo by Siyavuya Khaya.

Siphokazi had been disabled since the age of four and also suffered from epilepsy, like her father Ayanda Qhara, who lost his job as a result of his condition.

The family, including a younger daughter, survive on the earnings of Nomveliso Rululu, who works in a restaurant kitchen.