A five-year-old boy in the North West province has been living with a severe facial deformity since he was born because his family cannot afford to take him to hospital for an operation.
Pietros Mokunke, who lives in Goedgevonden township near Ventersdorp, was born with a hare-lip and a split palate. His right hand and both his feet were also not fully formed. His defects are very noticeable: his teeth are growing skew through a gap in his upper lip, and his toes look like they’ve melted together. More Pictures After the cut