South African police removed a native from a telephone booth in Johannesburg May 13. He?
South African police removed a native from a telephone booth in Johannesburg May 13. He used it for a home for a month after discharge from hospital.
For a bed - a sack, for blankets - old paper. He told our cameraman he slept like a log despite the cold nights of the southern hemisphere's oncoming Winter. To the police - provoked to action by a crowd of onlookers - he showed his hospital papers saying his sickness made work impossible.
Our cameraman said many Africans in the native quarters of Johannesburg choose strange places to sleep but seldom one so cramped - one square yard - as a phone booth. The native - Joseph Lelaile - would have continued to sleep there undisturbed for months had the local press not brought his plight before the authorities.