Car in pothole

Visitors to Hartbeespoort, looking for property to buy, ended up in a deep pothole in Schoemansville last weekend and had to be towed out.

The deep pothole on the corner of Malan and Tielman Streets has been there for quite some time and was filled with water from a nearby water leak. The unsuspecting visitors who were intending to visit properties for sale in the area, tried to avoid other potholes covering the road and drove into the pothole that was so deep that the vehicle’s back wheel lifted off the ground.

Resident Tanya Vorster was driving by when she saw the young couple with a baby stranded. “The couple, who came from Schweizer-Reneke, told me they were supposed to meet an estate agent in Tielman Street to look at property to buy. A resident with a bakkie came past and pulled their vehicle from the pothole. Obviously, I don’t think they will be buying, the man told me he would have to buy a really big car too, to navigate the potholes in Hartbeespoort,” Tanya said.

Madibeng municipality was made aware of the incident over the weekend and on Monday a team arrived at the scene and cordoned off the pothole and superficially filled the potholes around the hole with gravel. The rest of Malan Street has been inaccessible for months now with deep potholes covering the width of the street, and water streaming down the street from a serious water leak.

Kormorant has lodged an enquiry with the municipality about the state of the roads and water leaks. Municipal spokesperson, Tumelo Tshabala, said the municipality would respond by Wednesday but by the time of going to press Kormorant had not received a response..