Mpumalanga bows to pressure to fix potholes

2011-06-30 18:30

Mbombela - The Mpumalanga government was busy fixing potholes on Thursday following an earlier court order that the road between Springs and Witbank be repaired.

"The provincial government is currently fixing that road as I am talking to you," Victor Khanye Municipality spokesperson Ronald du Toit said on Thursday afternoon.

"They said they would be done by the end of the day [Thursday]."

This was after the South Gauteng High Court ruled on Tuesday that the potholes on the road between Springs and Witbank, which also runs through Delmas and Ogies, be fixed within 72 hours.

The Society for the Protection of our Constitution secured the court order against the mayor on Tuesday.

Mohamed Vawda and Willem Harmse, both from the Delmas area, applied for the order after unsuccessful attempts at getting local authorities to repair the road.

They believed the road was in a poor state and that potholes contributed to a crash last week that killed two people.

Du Toit said the road was a provincial road and that the municipality was not responsible for repairing provincial roads.

That was why the Mpumalanga government had taken over the responsibility to fix the potholes, he said.

  • witboy - 2011-06-30 18:56

    why cant the government just do there job. Send more white people to sorting out the mess that dont take any bull from anyone just get the job done

      Boer - 2012-07-24 10:28

      Send competent people dont worry about what colour they are to do the job and fix the god damn country for once and for all. I mean how difficult is that.

  • Peter - 2011-06-30 19:23

    Why do the idiots have to be forced to do what they are employed to do. They should be fired for non performance

  • cgtours - 2011-06-30 20:10

    Affirmative action! -everywhere!! a disaster..These people have no qualifications, no experience, no business management knowledge,no ethics/no responsibility/protected eberywhere and just because of the colour of their SKINS BLACK! This is a democratic Country right? everybody has and should have the right to jobs and according to their qualifications and delivery! and ABILITY- why are these people not fired?? because they are black? - so the Country goes own! Employ the BEST SOUTH AFRICAN for the job! - not accordin bg to colour but by ability and exxperience. When is this going to stop?What is going to stop it,? Sanctions/civil war/boycotts/destruction/? Does this Government realise WHO are the TAXPAYERS AND THEY ARE GETTING fed up now!

      johan - 2011-07-01 15:30


  • Will99 - 2011-07-01 07:00

    That's Mpumalanga for you!!!

  • Wishbone - 2011-07-01 11:01

    Of course it's somebody else's responsibility - how dare the taxpayers ask you to do your effing job! Perhaps the mayor should be criminally liable for the road accidents too - after all the government hammers mine bosses for worker deaths.

  • Left Screwed - 2011-07-03 20:27

    The best are gone!

  • Michael John Anderson - 2014-01-07 16:16

    Gee, "bows to pressure"? Why does the ANC need "pressure" before it does anything? FAIL

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