Zululand Observer - Weekender
Massive potholes are a hazard
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.