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“Historic Muslim burial site ‘invaded’ by homeless family” – News24

17 June 2016


By Ashraf Hendricks

“For Muslims, the Tana Baru Cemetery in the upper reaches of Bo-Kaap is a historically important and holy burial site. It is also home to a family of four, living in poverty,GroundUp reports.

John Swartz and his family say they have been living in the cemetery for 32 years. His wife, Sarie Rex, and two children, Ebrahim, 5 and Shahieda Rex, 10, live in a dilapidated one-room house held together with pieces of wood, broken furniture, plastic, and cardboard.”

Read the full article from News24.

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