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PICS: Lockdown squeezes Soweto ‘snake home’ tourist attraction

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Lindiwe Mngomezulu, popularly known as ‘Mamfiso’ in Soweto, owns Noah’s Ark, home to eight snakes, which has been operating for 11 years.


03 Jul 2020
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PICS: Lockdown squeezes Soweto ‘snake home’ tourist attraction

Lindiwe 'Mamfiso' Mngomezulu who is known in Vilakazi Street as the snake lady, poses with one of her snakes, 2 July 2020, at Noah's Ark, a small home-based snake house in Soweto. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

In the heart of Vilikazi Street, Soweto, a business is slowly being strangled by the level 3 lockdown regulations while its unusual inhabitants – and main attractions – are at risk of starving to death if the tourism business remained closed for much longer. Lindiwe Mngomezulu, who is popularly known as “Mamfiso” in Soweto, owns Noah’s Ark, home to eight snakes, which has been operating for 11 years. Among them are two albino pythons, a Burmese python, a boa constrictor, an anaconda and a corn snake. Mngomezulu said she was battling to budget for the expenses of nurturing the snakes...

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