Muhlava Villagers Concerned Over abandoned long water pipe holes that pose a threat to their lives


By Theodorah Waga Mawasha

KA-MUHLAVA-The water pipe holes that were dug by a contractor in January 2022, have been abandoned for 5 months, posing a serious threat to children who play alongside them.

Transportation of goods has become a tedious exercise because the street is completely blocked and closed off by gigantic holes. Furthermore, emergency vehicles cannot access the street.

These allegations were made by Mohlaba village residents, in Greater Tzaneen. Allegedly, since its inception, the project has been marred by controversy. According to a villager who did not want to be named for fear of being victimized, the construction was halted soon after the holes were dug because the people hired to work on the project were not residents.

Pipe holes poses a serious danger to children around.

“We were happy as a community when we were told the project was starting. However, as soon as the work began, we started noticing dodgy shenanigans and immediately mobilized the community to stop the contractor from continuing”, she said.

Tzaneen voice contacted the local councillor Themba Nkuna to get insight into the matter. However, Nkuna declined to comment citing that, he is not a media liaison officer and can therefore not comment on the matter, and referred us to Greater Tzaneen Municipality.

Numerous attempts were made to get a comment from the municipality but to no avail.

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