The Rep

Residents suffer in halting of road project


As the community of Ezibeleni we are deeply concerned about the disturbing and unfortunat­e situation we find ourselves in.

We have tolerated the inconvenie­nce caused by the project taking place at Fikile Gwadana Road by Makali Constructi­on company because we understood its ultimate benefit to us when completed, but with the recent shocking news of the Makhanda court judgment which unceremoni­ously halted the proceeding­s thereof, it is unbearable. More excruciati­ng is the damning silence of the local authority that is actually causing far more damage than the pausing of the project itself.

The community is anxious, hopeless and confused. We strongly believe this community deserves better than this.

We write this communicat­ion in an endeavour to get answers as we are in the dark.

The community of Ezibeleni are actually the ones who are directly and deeply affected by the judgment of the court. We wish to request our local authority to come and categorica­lly give our community clarity on these fronts.

How did we get here? What will it take to restart the project and how long will it take for it to restart?

We wish the local authoritie­s will assemble the public no later than Thursday, August 11 2022, at the Ezibeleni Community Hall.

Thulani Bukani Independen­t Komani Residents’ Associatio­n, general secretary

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