MAMONE – The Bolsheviks Party of South Africa (BPSA), an opposition in the Sekhukhune District Municipality (SDM) council has raised concerns over the state of roads in Mamone Village, Manyeleti section, outside Jane Furse within the Makhuduthamaga Local Municipality.
BPSA said the residents in Manyeleti section of Mamone Village made an outcry after their effort to engage the local municipality over the bad state of roads in the area was not successful.
Seun Mogotji, BPSA leader, said the residents complained that their attempts to get the local municipality to fix the bad state of the roads in the area yielded no results in the past as the municipality appeared not to care.
Mogotji said the community of Manyeleti section was struggling in terms of transportation as the road became an impediment as vehicle owners in the area could not use the road and that also affected public transport.
“The community of the Manyeleti section in Mamone is currently struggling in terms of transportation as the road became an impediment to transportation as vehicles owners around the area cannot use the road as well as public transport users are struggling because the taxi operators are currently avoiding the road due to its condition and it is the community that suffers,” said Mogotji.
He said the BPSA requested Makhuduthamaga Local Municipality to heed the call of the people and see to it that the road was fixed to ensure better movement in the area and render services to the affected communities.
On Monday, Lempson Moropjiane, Makhuduthamaga Local Municipality spokesperson, said a contractor was on site and that the road was being graveled.
Moropjiane said it had always been on the priority list of the local municipality’s projects. “The torrential rain has made things easy for the municipality. We are dealing with the backlog of damaged roads at the moment,” concluded Moropjiane.