The Madibeng municipality said this week the patching of potholes is ongoing. “The municipality acknowledges the fact that most municipal roads are in bad condition and require urgent attention.
The municipality’s Roads and Stormwater department therefore continues to work at different sites attending to the most damaged roads, patching potholes and carrying out other general road maintenance work,” the municipality said. They are currently working in Letlhabile and Brits.
In the meantime, Hartbeespoort’s roads are deteriorating at a rapid pace. Some streets in Schoemansville have become inaccessible with deep potholes covering the width of the road, forcing motorists to drive on sidewalks.
In Ifafi, a group of residents offered to assist the municipality with fixing Kleinste Street, the entrance road, from the R511, but their assistance was allegedly declined. “We offered to supply them with better quality material free of charge, but it was not accepted,” a resident said. “Residents have been willing to contribute to fix our suburb and actions like these are really demotivating.” Upon enquiry to Madibeng municipality, spokesperson Tumelo Tshabalala said the request to assist was submitted at the time when the municipality was already on site repairing the road. The allegations that the Acting Municipal Manager refused assistance are unfounded as we were already on site repairing the road.”