From Hailstorms destroying homes, to increase in initiate deaths, to a number of vaccination intake dropping and now, a shaking collision accident claiming six lives.
The province has faced a daring dark cloud, hovering it with an unforeseen even one after the other. Incidents following each other are happening in the Eastern Cape, first it was the hailstorm that destroyed thousands of homes in villages, bringing them down to the ground. Residents in the village say they are at a breaking point having to ask neighbours for shelter at night while they try to rebuild their homes with many unable to rebuild as the houses are not repairable and finance not on a positive state.
Not ending there, another enduring came through after illegal initiation schools were opened, claiming the lives of many boys in the province. With officials fighting to put an end to them, a heavy rise in deaths of initiates, leaving it at 34 currently. The officials of the province, traditional leaders, along with the SAPS have been putting in time and effort in bringing down the illegal schools and saving the boys. Shocking facts have come up with also initiates refusing to go back home, some circumcised twice both medically and traditionally, etc.
The sad news doesn’t stop coming, recently with the minister of transport Mbalula alerting motorists and the public, on the rice of fatalities happening on the roads even though members of the SAPS have been deployed to minimise such, an incident claiming 6 lives was witnessed in the province involving a collision, amongst the dead is a 9-year-old and the drivers of both vehicles are currently hospitalised along with others injured from the crash.
Leaders are also in the verge to fight the decreasing of vaccination intake in the province, it has been reported that many are now pulling back in taking the vaccine against Covid-19. Furthermore, reports have laid out an alert that one in four South Africans say they do not trust the vaccine and the results of the virus.