Street in photo not part of Ward 3

2018-03-28 06:01

In Express of last week (21/03), a stand-alone photograph was captioned “Struggle through waste”.

Although the photo was taken in Maleleka Road in Bochabela, Bloemfontein, it was published with refe­rence to ANC councillor Thabita Mogapi of Ward 3.

The street does not fall within Ward 3.

Express therefore apologises to the councillor in question for the inconvenience caused by the incorrect caption.

The photograph was taken just hours after protesters had closed off a few road networks using uncollected waste, tyres, stones and rocks.

This occurred during an apparent politically-motivated protest.

The traffic flow was affected on the corner of Ramatsoele and Mkhuhlane Road through to Dr Belcher Road.

The photograph depicted an unidentified woman sweeping the street in front of her yard and an unknown man using his leg to sift through garbage.

Motorists were also seen navigating their way through the waste scattered throughout Maleleka Road.

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