Selena Msiza sits stiffly on the edge of one of the brown and gold couches in the carefully decorated lounge of her home in Vlaklaagte No 1, a rural village in Mpumalanga. An empty smile is plastered across her face. But a faint frown appears and she shakes her head as she recalls the day her daughter died.
“I still can’t believe that my child is really gone. She was only 23.
“Sometimes, it feels like my heart is going to stop beating just thinking about her,” she says quietly.
About three months ago, her daughter Lindiwe died suddenly after giving birth to twins. Her mother and husband now take care of the two baby boys.
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