PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Joyce.Jagaroo
 
Comments: 0
Article views: 0
 
 
Latest Badges:
 
 

Long grass should have been cut

22 April 2016, 07:55  - Joyce.Jagaroo

SEEING Taryn Heathcote on the side of the road with emergency personnel fervently attempting to resuscitate her, on Friday, April 15, is a tragic and unsettling memory that will stay with me for a long time. That the very tall grass dangerously obstructing the view between Varley and Murray roads was only cut on Saturday morning, after Taryn’s untimely death, is a tragedy of error. Surely this long grass should have been attended to by the municipality weeks before? Murray Road is a busy, narrow road used by often speeding cars and trucks, the drivers of which have no concern for pedestrians, and for other motorists attempting to turn in from Ivy, Cleland, Varley and Beacon roads. The surface of the road is not good in places and needs attention. I have witnessed inconsiderate and thoughtless drivers overtaking on a number of occasions. On the Hayfields side of Murray Road, there are no traffic-calming measures such as speed bumps and traffic lights, yet other main arterial roads in Pietermaritzburg have these measures in place.

The Msunduzi Municipality conducted a traffic survey in the area recently. It is my hope that the municipality urgently addresses the concerns of residents in Hayfields and Bellevue in order to abate and prevent further such serious and tragic incidences in the Murray Road area.

May Taryn rest in peace.

TRACY SMITH

Bellevue

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Focus on Grade R, not free higher...

How are we going to prepare our young people for the jobs of the future when we are STILL battling with basics? Why are we still here? Read more...

0 comments 1231 views
Drinking alcohol during pregnancy...

In an article on 14 June written by Boitumelo Matshaba on W24 entitled "9 Ways Drinking Alcohol Can Affect You As A Woman" the article speaks about the dangers of alcohol during pregnancy and how "Signs of FAS (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome) always appear when the child is born". Read more...

0 comments 774 views
Submitted by
Bouwer van Niekerk
The Public Protector and God: Quo...

Make no mistake, I fear the Almighty, and respect his works, but I understand why the drafters of our Constitution found it wise to leave God out of the decision-making process of appointing and removing the Public Protector.  Read more...

0 comments 1171 views
HRH Cyril Ramaphosa

With the upcoming SONA we will have to see if Ramaphosa will speak to those dissidents within his own party or remain quiet ultimately giving them the power to go rogue.  Read more...

0 comments 370 views
Submitted by
Vivi Mpikashe
Avarice is destroying the moral f...

Cyril Ramaphosa may have the political will but his organisation is so inured to malfeasance to let go. The so-called fight back brigade is just the tip of the ice-berg. Read more...

0 comments 646 views
 

services

Press Code We subscribe to the Press Code.

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

Terms and Conditions 24.com Terms and Conditions - Updated April 2012

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2019 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.