Mirage of Misery: Trymore Takaru, a resident of Woodlane Village in Pretoria east, washes his jeans. He is unemployed and is one of the 1 500 Zimbabweans living at the village. Woeful economic decisions has plunged the neighbouring country into a state of economic despair and led to runaway inflation that saw many nationals flee into South Africa. There are also 1 500 residents who come from South Africa and Lesotho and 15 from Mozambique. According to Colin of the Tswelopele organisation, the population in the settlement is transient, and many new residents suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, including depression, for the first six to eight weeks. This is due to the fact after they flee their home countries, they find that there are few jobs in South Africa, which is viewed by many Africans in the same way foreigners view America – a Mecca full of opportunities.