Mas­sive pot­holes are a hazard

Zululand Observer - Weekender - - ZO PUBLIC COMMENTS - LIV­ING IN A SLUM Em­pan­geni

Iwould like your help in re­gard to the mas­sive pot­holes di­rectly in front of Em­pan­geni Pub­lic Li­brary.

I took my 77-year old aunt to the li­brary and her foot got stuck in one of these pot­holes and she was close to fall­ing!

Luck­ily my wife was there to catch her.

I went across to the mu­nic­i­pal­ity to re­port the pot­holes which are right on their front doorstep, and was given the run-around.

Even­tu­ally I was re­ferred to the De­part­ment of Trans­port.

Their re­ply is that they are only re­spon­si­ble for roads out­side of Em­pan­geni, and that the mu­nic­i­pal­ity should be the one fix­ing the pot­holes.

I think it’s a dis­grace that the mu­nic­i­pal­ity can’t even fix the pot­holes right in front of them!

There are a to­tal of nine mas­sive pot­holes just within the park­ing area of the li­brary.

This brings me to my next point: All over town the road was dug up to put in pipes and what not.

Ab­so­lutely noth­ing has been done to re­pair the road.

It just un­re­al­is­tic that in front of Home af­fairs you have to en­gage 4x4 to nav­i­gate through the ditch in the road.

The side­walks in the CBD are also a ca­su­alty of this pipe lay­ing job.

They were dug up and moved around and then sim­ply cov­ered with dirt - with none of the side­walk ce­ment blocks re­placed to re­turn them to their for­mer state.

This needs our driv­ing force to get the cor­rect peo­ple into ac­tion - be it the Mu­nic­i­pal­ity or who­ever else is re­spon­si­ble.

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