Disabled feel neglected by city
DEFENCELESS and physically disabled people living in the Jabulani Disabled Centre say they are living in fear since the city took over the running of the centre in March.
These vulnerable residents believe the municipality has neglected them.
One resident, Phila Qwabe, accused the municipality of failing to provide the centre with security guards.
‘We are living with wheelchair bound people who can’t defend themselves. The city representatives agreed to provide us with all the required services, but that has not happened,’ he said.
‘We were forced to contribute money to hire a contractor to cut the grass for us as there are many snakes around.
‘At some stage we even allowed cattle to graze in the yard to keep the grass manageable, but that did not help. We then had to hire someone to do it for us.’
City Communications Manager, Mdu Ncalane said they would look into all the complaints and discuss them with the relevant stakeholders at the centre.