Mall developers given an ultimatum

2017-11-22 06:02

THE Amadela Ngokubona group which advocates for the business interests of the people of KwaDukuza at the KwaDukuza Mall and Civic Precinct development once again threatened to shut down construction.
They protested outside the construction site on Monday, November 13 as they feel their grievances are not being addressed.

Among the issues the group is complaining about is the alleged “level of corruption” in the development and that there is little local beneficiation from the project. The group’s leadership is unhappy with the project management which include its Community Liaison Officer (CLO) whom they feel is failing to do his job. They demanded that management address them or else they will force a complete shutdown.

Chairperson of Amadela Ngkubona Xolani Skadi spoke to the Weekly saying they demand that chairman of Edison Property Group Vivian Reddy come and address them as they believe there is high level of ignorance from management.

“We have had at least five meetings in the past and there has been no agreement reached whatsoever as there is little or no communication from the CLO to the community and there are certain individuals who are benefiting from this project when at the same time people of KwaDukuza are being sidelined,” said Skadi.

He further stated that a brief meeting was held with project management on site where it was agreed that a meeting will be held on Wednesday (today) to find an amicable solution. He said in the event that they are not able to reach a consensus they will be prompted to force a shutdown of the site.

Attempts to obtain comment from the Edison Property Group via telephone and email were unsuccessful at the time of going to press.


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