Bernadette Wicks
Senior court reporter
2 minute read
23 Jul 2021
6:36 pm

#KZNHeroes: Cleaners – ‘We just want to look after our beautiful home’

Bernadette Wicks

While Gauteng and KZN burned, some showed extraordinary courage to ensure their communities weren't engulfed. We tell their stories.

Members of the KZN Clean up group flying the flag. Picture: Supplied

Wanton looting and destruction swept through Durban and KwaZulu-Natal earlier this month, leaving a trail of rack and ruin in its wake. But by this week, much of it had already been cleared thanks to thousands of volunteers coming together to play their part in picking up the pieces. It all started when Cindy Wadsworth decided to launch the Clean Up Durban group on Facebook last week. She also roped in her friend Katie Pillinger, to help run it. “We didn't really know how to help or what we could do. Our husbands and partners were patrolling and we just...