Cracked wall ‘very dangerous’

2015-11-19 06:00
PHOTO: precious gumede The broken wall that has not been fixed for over two months.

PHOTO: precious gumede The broken wall that has not been fixed for over two months.

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A WALL that was hit by a reversing truck months ago in Port Shepstone on Nelson Mandela Drive. opposite the taxi rank. has never been repaired and is now a danger to pedestrians and business people there.

The wall is behind an electricity box next to a funeral parlour.

The Fever spoke to the owner of a business that adjoins the wall who said she is terrified that if the wall falls on the box it could explode.

The business owner said she has reported the matter to the municipality and requested them to fix the wall or demolish it, but the municipality has failed to take action.

“I have reported the danger of this wall to the municipality and they came to check it, but nothing has been done.”

She said the worst thing is that the wall makes it easy for thieves to access her business and she has been recently robbed.

“Street people are sleeping behind the wall, even whoonga smokers­ hide behind it and it makes the environment unsafe for us and our customers,” she said.

She recommended that the municipality remove the wall once and for all.

The municipal team inspected it on Monday however, it transpired that a truck delivering goods to a private property hit the wall.

Municipal spokesperson Simon April said the municipality is of the view that this is a private matter.

“The business owner should take responsibility as far as this matter goes,” said April.

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