LETTER: Whose crazy idea was this fence?

2016-03-01 06:00

Thank you for “telling it as it is” in regard to the council’s proposed fence through the reed beds on the north side of Masiphumelele. I would not have believed this to be a council proposal had you not reported it.

How can the council’s limited budget extend to wasteful expenditure on the ill-considered (and surely ill-advised) erection of a fence?

It is short-sighted, it courts huge problems for our community and it feels like an entirely inappropriate, piecemeal response to the huge development issues facing our neighbours living in Masi.

And I do not mean by that Masi should be wiped off the map. Quite the opposite.

Would someone from the council please explain to us how the erection of a fence in the reed beds fits into the greater Masiphumelele development plan? And secondly, with whom was this proposal canvassed?

Di Oliver, Marina da Gama

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