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Residents patch potholes

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Potholes were filled with a mixture of tar and concrete in Lime, Cherry, Apricot and Fig streets

MOGHUL Park residents have taken matters of service delivery into their own hands by filling up potholes they blame for thousands of rand in damages to their cars.

The residents said they had made repeated pleas for over a year to the Sol Plaatje Municipality and the ward councillor and they were fed up with having to navigate around “craters” in the roads.

Potholes were filled with a mixture of tar and concrete in Lime, Cherry, Apricot and Fig streets yesterday.

Sajid Dawray, who started the pothole filling project, said each resident contributed R500 towards the initiative.

“We hired a local company to manually fill 200 potholes for about three and a half kilometres with the use of 25 kilograms of tar. Residents are overseeing the project. We are hoping that the repairs will last us until the municipality can step in and smooth out our roads,” said Dawray.

He added that residents were tired of having to pay for damages caused by the potholes.

“Car and bicycle wheels are always puncturing, even pedestrians have a hard time trying to avoid the potholes. This is while ratepayers are having to pay one of the highest municipal rates and taxes in the country.”