Angry residents dig up Eastern Cape ‘death road’

2013-09-05 09:12

Angry residents of Mdantsane in the Eastern Cape dug up a road after a child was hit by a car and killed there.

The villagers dug up the road yesterday following the death of Unam Dingela (5) in Zone 18 the previous day, the DispatchOnline reported.

A bakkie hit Dingela and his cousin, five-year-old Esothando Nasho, as they crossed the road on their way home from school.

Nasho survived, but was bruised in the accident.

Residents complained motorists frequently sped along the road and four pedestrians had been killed after being knocked down by cars.

The villagers appealed to Buffalo City Metro (BCM) to install speed bumps and build a pavement, but these failed to materialise.

Following Dingela’s death they dug the road up themselves, forcing motorists to use alternate routes.

Arrive Alive spokesman Tshepo Machaea said police were investigating a case of culpable homicide, but no arrests had been made.

BCM spokesman Thandy Matebese said: “A tender for the traffic calming structures is being considered and implementation will be done according to the priority list as soon as the tender is awarded”.

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