"We were much more comfortable during the apartheid"

The sense of injustice has persisted to the point that several community members lament the fall of apartheid under which “Coloured” people had neither the freedom to move around nor vote.

“The blacks have all the opportunities,” complained pastor’s wife Janice Jacobs, 49.

“We were much more comfortable during the apartheid. They would provide us a school pack with all the stationery. We had nurses in the schools. There was order and discipline. If you set a place alight, you would end up in jail.

“The apartheid government used to look after education, health, housing. (This) government does not look after us. I prefer apartheid.”