“If these people had slept in front of the premier’s office instead, they would be alive today or they would have died of natural causes,” Martin said.
“They would not have been murdered by gangs. The premier’s office is highly guarded and protected, we are very safe here.”
The coffin represented the “uncomfortable and awkward” conditions in which the people of the northern areas lived.
The activists also erected crosses outside the Bhisho legislature in a poignant reminder of the number of deaths.