Roadworks contractor in ‘trouble’

2012-10-05 00:00

ROADWORKS on the widening of Boshoff Street and New England Road have ground to a halt because the contractor is “apparently in financial trouble”, says Msunduzi municipal spokesperson Brian Zuma.

This followed numerous queries from the public as to why the work had stopped.

People said there were one or two workmen on the site on some days, but for the most part there was no one and no activity.

Zuma told The Witness that the contractor, whose name is known to The Witness, faced creditors who wanted to liquidate the company.

“They went to court to seek a business rescue, which is what they are waiting for now,” he said.

According to Zuma, the company had promised to be back on the site by the end of this week, and that the project was due to be completed by the end of this month. He added that in the event this deadline is not met, the terms of the agreement would be considered and penalties could be levied.

The Witness tried calling the company several times, but the phone went to voicemail.

A visit to its premises found the offices locked.


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