[port_elizabeth] - Herds of cows, grunting pigs, chickens and goats invade RDP yards

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"They say my cows stink," says 90-year-old Domani Plaatjie, one of half a dozen farmers who keep livestock at their RDP houses in Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape.

"Stock theft and the lack of land is what is prompting us to farm in RDPs," Plaatjie tells GroundUp.

He lives with his wife, their elderly daughter, and four grandchildren in a cramped RDP house in Gunguluza, KwaNobuhle.

"Originally, I come from the rural area of Grahamstown and came to Gunguluza over two decades ago. I came with a herd of five cows and created a kraal next to my shack. This area was open land then and the bush was thick, and everyone marked a plot and erected a shack....

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