The newspaper says it has registered its grievances with officials.


A local newspaper in the Mkhondo area of Mpumalanga has complained about the “never-ending potholes” in the area.

In its March edition, the Excelsior News said it has now registered a complaint with the Mkhondo municipality to look at the issue.

It reported that Botha Street, where there is the Alpha And Omega Primary School is “scattered with potholes”.

“There are certain areas in town that have become known for the bad state of the road surface, and when such an area is next to a school the problem becomes even bigger,” the paper said.

Mkhondo local newspaper complains of "never-ending potholes"

“As this is close to a primary school, there are many children walking in this area that are young and do not yet understand the dangers that vehicles pose for pedestrians,” the paper said.

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It says the large number of potholes can cause drivers to loose control and plunge into children.

“Even though the school makes big efforts to ensure that none of the learners cross the road without supervision during school hours, a young child can still play here after school while waiting for parents. An accident can occur and injure a child,” the paper said.

Officials at the municipality promised to attend to the matter.

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(edited by MLM)

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