Faulty street lights - a concern for residents

2017-06-22 06:00
PHOTO: omega moagi A Margate resident uses the light from his phone to see in Irene Road.

PHOTO: omega moagi A Margate resident uses the light from his phone to see in Irene Road.

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STREET lights all over Ray Nkonyeni have proved to be a problem with residents in various areas expressing concern.

Residents from St Michaels questioned why the renovated Bay Road was in darkness at night.

“The municipality did a wonderful job on the street, the paving was done and new street signs and lights were installed, but now it seems like someone came and took all the light bulbs on the road,” said Lance Devonshire adding that he felt unsafe on the street.

In Margate extension three a resident, who worked with a company contracted to install street lights by RNM, said during his work he noticed that nearly every street in the area had at least one faulty light.

“I think the Izinyoka [electric cable and supply thieves] play a major role in this issue because I doubt the bulbs used for street lights fuse after a short period of time.

“Also, when they illegally reconnect their electricity supply they remove the cable connected to street lights and connect the supply to their homes,” said the resident, who asked not to be named.

Cobus Pienaar from Margate pointed out that street lights in the area did not switch off in the day as they should.

“Street light are on 24 hours a day all over Margate. And the floodlight behind RJ’s is on 24 hours a day and nobody is worried about it. What a waste,” said Pienaar.

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