Road blockage on Valentines Day

Some were looking forward on celebrating the Valentines Day only to be surprised by roads being blocked on the main roads leading to KwaGuqa Extensions.

Burning tyres blocking the road leading to Extension 10, 11, 12 and Hlalanikahle.

Workers watching from a distance as strikers sing and dance on the blocked off road.

Community members from KwaGuqa Extensions 11 and 12 blocked the roads and were singing and dancing to voice out their anger and frustrations singing ‘Akulaleki mangenamanzi’- ‘can’t sleep without water’. Roads were blocked from as early as 04:00 in the morning and the people said they have had enough of water trucks supplying them with water.

“We had quite enough since September and we are not happy with the water arrangements in the two wards. It seems our municipality is making money out of these arrangements. We are paying for services and yet we do not get any water. We are now saying enough is enough about water,” said an angry community member.

Stones near the KG Mall in Vosman being put in the centre of the road to let traffic flow after blockage in the early hours of the morning on Valentines Day.

The KG Mall after it was destroyed by striking community members.

The clearly angry community members said the municipality must arrange a meeting with community members of both wards and called both ward councillors to give a proper explanation about the water situation.

The community are also complaining about 464 houses which are to be electrified in Extension 5 at Empumelelweni.

Stones which were used as barricades and later removed by the police near the KG Mall on Tuesday, February 14.

“We were promised that those houses left in an island would be electrified in October but now it is February and nothing has been done. We had hope after the electrification of those houses, we will stop Izinyoka-nyoka. We are being ignored, we have tried everything we could, but nobody is listening to us,” added the community member.

The roads were later cleared at about 09:00 in the morning and traffic started to flow again as usual.

Protest at KwaGuqa and on the N4 Highway
Roads blocked on the main road after a protest

Solly Maseko

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