Millions intended to be spent on the health needs of Eastern Cape residents have gone missing from d.
Mpho Thamae followed in her mother's footsteps by becoming a community health worker.
"I decided to take up this career because of what my mother has been through. She tested positive for HIV after she was raped. I am her only daughter and I thought she was going to leave me alone if she died.
"The bond between my daughter and my mother became stronger.
"One day my mother said a young person was needed to run HIV-Aids education programmes at the school. She was surprised when I told her I would join the campaign at the school.
"When some people discriminated against her I told her that I loved her more than anything in this world. She became stronger. We managed to face the discrimination as a family with the support of other community members."
Thamae's 13-year-old daughter, Kgomotso, has also joined the struggle.
"After I discovered my grandmother's HIV status I felt very sorry for her. I kept asking myself, 'Why is this happening to my grandmother?' I am very close to her. I watch her trying to pretend that everything is fine.
"Sometimes I find it hard to go to school and leave her alone. I wish I could stay with her to protect her.
"I keep asking myself how many adults and children are suffering? Who takes care of them? Are they having enough support from their friends, families and neighbours - or are they all alone?"