PHOTOS: Why South Africans Built An Illegal Settlement Called Covid

Alfred Sonandi plays around with a makeshift barbell — concrete poured into two tins on either end of a stick. People in the settlement of Covid don

The pandemic pushed many South Africans out of work. Some grabbed land and put up shacks. There’s a community called “Covid” — and even “Sanitizer.” The Anti-Land Invasion Unit aims to tear them down.

(Image credit: Samantha Reinders for NPR)

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