‘Nonsensical’ plan finds Mpumalanga High Court exit route

The route is the Samora Machel Drive and that’s where the Mpumalanga High Court will be accessed from.


A difficulty in finding a solution to where the entrance and exit route of the Mpumalanga High Court is reportedly delaying the completion of the building in Mbombela.

Local media reports that the decision on where the entrance and exit would be was only recently approved and that this has added a further two years to the period which the building was expected to be finished.

It will be accessed through the Samora Machel Drive when driving from Mbombela and exited by turning left back onto Samora Machel.

The drawing of the plan of the court having a structure without an entrance and exit route is criticised by construction engineers.

One engineer said it was not supposed to be approved for use in the first place as it was a ‘nonsensical plan’, having no entrance and exit routes.

Other people thought that it would be a good idea if the entrance was through the intersection at the entrance on Samora Machel Drive, or via the eHlanzeni FET college, and a flyover bridge was also considered to avert traffic.

The building is currently costing government R800 million to build.

Construction of these routes will begin once the public works and justice departments have provided the funds for constructors.

(edited by ZK)

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