Their living conditions have worsened since his death.

Residents of Qunu, in the Eastern Cape, where former president Nelson Mandela lived, say their living conditions have worsened since his death.

They say they will however celebrate his birthday tommorow, even though they are facing a number of challenges that include poor service delivery.

Their complaints include the delay in renovating the museum.

They further say it’s tough now that Mandela died, they no longer get anything. Even the museum is now closed. There are no jobs.”

Local chief, Nokwanele Balizulu, says Mandela’s dreams for a better life for all have been abandoned. He claims the area is now experiencing uncontrollable crime.