When the Department of Argiculuture and Environmental Affairs migrated to Cedara in 1998 from Ulundi, they really wanted to make sure that Ulundi remains a true ghost town.
When 18h00pm strikes in the Township of Ulundi A section, Isanqu Street becomes the darkest street in the neighbourhood due to dysfunctional street lamps which have been off since sometime last year. The street is known to have dysfunctional street lamps which are hardly fixed. The municipality had attempted to fix them last year after receiving alot of complaints from the community of Isanqu street but have not made any attempts to fix them this year. The street is notorious for attracting criminals as the street is always dark. When you enter your gate with your car, you literally look around several times for any suspicious followers or hijackers hiding somewhere in the dark. Attempted car theft have been reported to the police on several occasions. This car theft is associated with the unsafe condition of the dark street. The conditions of the street have affected the people who attend weekday church services in the evenings at Abundant Life Church in that those without cars have to walk back home on feet in the dark street, opening up to vulnerability of being mugged.
Some may see it as just street lamps, but they actually impact the lives of the people who live in that community, from night school students, children, to workers who come home late at night. This has been a huge concern which really needs attention.
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