Yesterday I drove through the centre of town. It made me so heart sore. Pietermaritzburg used to be the most beautiful cities in Natal.
Now it's dirty and falling apart. I'm not surprised businesses are closing down. Where's the pride for our city gone?
I take my hat off to the people trying to make a difference. If businesses keep closing, the money brought in by these businesses, and employment will suffer.
From the report in The Witness the money has been allocated to employ more people to help get Pietermaritzburg shining again.
If something isn't done soon, it will get so bad that to fix it will be almost impossible.