Majakaneng residents have given up hope that the Madibeng municipality will fix the pothole-ridden roads in the township and are now doing it themselves, at their own cost!
“We cannot live like this. We cannot drive on these roads. People are losing their tyres and getting injured. The municipality is not doing anything, so I decided we have to start fixing the roads ourselves,” says Thabang Rasemate (32).
Thabang and friends tackled the potholes in March. “We buy cement and concrete and fill the potholes ourselves. We have already covered a 5km stretch of road, and the community is very grateful,” he says.
“We hope that some people may contribute to help us continue fixing our roads so that we can drive safely on them again.”