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GOOD calls on Tshwane to address sinkhole issues

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The National Chairperson of GOOD has observed and called out the Tshwane municipality for its inaction in the growing sinkhole experienced in some communities in Pretoria.

The National Chairperson for GOOD, Sam Shabane called out the City of Tshwane for its inaction over sinkholes which pose a grave threat to lives and livelihoods. Shabane is said to have embarked on four fact-finding missions over the last month.

Shabane issued a statement on Thursday, 29 July 2021, in which he revealed that sinkholes in Tshwane are negatively impacting local communities and threatening the safety of citizens. Shabane called the Tshwane municipality a serially mismanaged and incompetent one which appears to be disinterested in fixing the gaping holes, one of which is alleged to have swallowed a car in Atteridgeville.

Shabane observed and stated that a sinkhole had become a rubbish dump, posing health risks to residents. He also claimed that there have been repeated pleas by residents of Atteridgeville to fix the hole, to which they have not received a response yet. GOOD encouraged Tshwane Mayor, Randall Williams to acknowledge the failure of his government to remedy the growing problem and affect urgent repairs. Shabane further stated, “What we see on the ground is at odds with the Tshwane municipalities claims that it was a caring government.”

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