For the residents of Cape Town, living under lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus has been a challenging time. Many have had to rely on food deliveries to get by, and, in one part of the city, those groceries come from a former organized crime boss. Poppie, who has already spent 18 years in prison for his past, is now cooking meals for his neighbors in need. But, once lockdown ends, he says he will resume his career as a gangster.
Meanwhile, Caroline Peters, who lives nearby, is trying to help women who are suffering from domestic abuse, which has skyrocketed during the lockdown. The government has implemented strict measures to try to combat the increase in violence and crime, including banning the sale of alcohol. While President Cyril Ramaphosa has been hailed for his efforts in controlling the pandemic, women and the poor are paying a high price. Join Adrian Kriesch in this documentary as he explores these complex issues and the impact they have on the lives of ordinary people.