The swimming pool at the Brits sport grounds is a cesspit, the restrooms and changing rooms are dilapidated, the Letlhabile stadium is vandalised, and the Oukasie cemetery is a crime spot…

The Letlhabile stadion

These are but a few of the neglected and damaged infrastructure in Brits and Hartbeespoort that the Democratic Alliance (DA) found during an oversight visit with the municipal Community Service Portfolio Committee led MMC, Cllr Lindiwe Mhlambi.

“The Brits sport grounds remain unfenced, the soccer and rugby pitches are overgrown, the swimming pool is in a poor condition, and the restrooms and changing rooms are dilapidated. The sports grounds appear to have been vandalised, made easier due to the lack of security. The Letlhabile Stadium is in a similar state of disrepair. The cemetery is unfenced and there are no security personnel on site. This is a major risk to residents who may fall victim to crime while visiting the cemetery. The cemetery is also accessible to vandals,” the DA said.

“Despite being extremely small with only two tables and two computers without any internet connection, the Damonsville Community Library is expected to serve the entire community. The library’s toilets are also in a terrible state. The DA will write to Cllr Lindiwe Mhlambi and the Municipal Manager, Beverly Gunqisa, requesting them to table a funded plan in council to secure, renovate and maintain these municipal facilities without any delay.”

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