‘Risk of revolt’

2015-05-14 06:00

THE PMB CBD will not ­become a ghost town when the new ­parliamentary precinct is built, said Msunduzi Municipality city manager Mxolisi Nkosi.

Nkosi was answering questions from delegates about the impact of the ­proposed precinct during the Msunduzi investor conference.

The precinct, to be constructed on land near Townhill Hospital, was expected to have cost the legislature in the region of R800 million once complete.

The project was shelved a few years ago due to a shortage of funds and it is not clear when it will be resuscitated.

There have been concerns that once complete, civil servants will move into this precinct, leaving offices currently occupied by the government departments vacant.

“I have been assured by the legislature that the move of the offices will not turn the CBD into a ghost town,” said Nkosi.

He said current government offices will be used as district offices

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