Potholes fixed by unemployed youths

By Andrew Matyila

Unemployed youths in Nxarhuni’s Ward 26 have been making temporary repairs to potholes, helping motorists and earning themselves some rands. 

The tar roads in Nxarhuni, which includes places like Mpongo, Khwetyana, Zikwaba, Macleantown, Potsdam East, St Marys, KwaMpundu, Nkwonkqweni and Cuba, have a lot of potholes that are difficult to drive through without damaging vehicles.

Unemployed male youths in these villages have found means of making a living out of this situation, and helping the drivers on the other hand. 

They use spades and wheelbarrows to supply crushed stones and sabunga to close the dangerous potholes, and then beg for a donation from all the vehicle drivers passing by.

“Although this is just for a temporary measure, it helps on preventing the potholes getting any bigger, as fixing these roads take longer than expected,” said one resident from Cuba.

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