Yola Minnaar carries a lot of hurt. It’s hurt that stems from feeding thousands of hungry people out of her house every day — and from having to be the one to explain when there’s no food for them.

For at least the past two years, Minnaar — or "Aunty Yola", as she’s known in the community — has been feeding the elderly of Fietas, a suburb on the edge of Joburg’s CBD, once or twice a week. Since the national lockdown, however, it’s become an everyday occurrence.

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