Streetlights back on for two hours, then off again

2015-04-01 00:00

FRUSTRATED residents of Eagle Road, Willowton, say they have been without streetlights for over six months.

A resident who would not be named said the street lights had been off since October 2014 and she, along with other members of the community, had filed many reports and complaints to the municipality on the matter.

“The reference numbers are piling up, and still there are no lights on our street,” said the resident.

She said on Monday last week, municipal workers finally arrived, and she and her neighbours were overjoyed to see the municipal van pull up and work start on the streetlights.

“I was so happy because I thought our lights would be back on.

“After they left, the lights came on for an hour or two, but then something went wrong and they went off again and they have been off since then,” she said.

Msunduzi municipal spokesperson Nqobile Madonda said their contractors had gone out to repair the street lights, but had found it to be a bigger job than originally expected.

“Unfortunately with so much digging that has been taking place around the area, we have discovered that there is another fault on the line that needs to be fixed before the streetlights can come back on.”

She said they were working on the problem.


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