Last week, residents in Moorton, an area in Chatsworth, lit candles and lanterns outside their homes and prayed for a woman who died from the virus. It was the first town to record Covid-19 death in SA.
The vigil is also to show support for residents who were infected and self-isolating at home.
Community activist Visvin Reddy said Chatsworth was in “crisis”.
“We have been warned that infections would peak during this time. Chatsworth is a hotspot area and the virus is spreading rapidly. Just today the autopsy results of someone I knew showed that he was positive with Covid-19. It is terrifying,” said Reddy