Ezibeleni community on a mission to save their community

By Lukhangele Mayende

The community of Ezibeleni in Queenstown have decided to take the initiative by rolling up their sleeves in an effort to clean their community and make it a conducive place for people to live.

The community of Ezibeleni, falls under ward 6 has been experiencing poor service delivery since 2006, in terms of usable internal roads. The dire state of these internal roads have been hindering some of the learners that use transport to go to school from getting to school on time and making it difficult for residents to use their cars freely.

With the help from one of the concerned resident in this township Solomzi Mabeka, Hlumelo Mbengo (10), Bunolo Simausi (8), Dumisa Sawu (8) and Kamva Onie (6) decided to fix these potholes by having to borrow tools from community members. 

Mabeka said he is amazed by the acts of these young boys. “These young boys came to me and ask whether they can fix these potholes and I decided to join them in fixing the potholes. They borrowed spades, wheelbarrow and buckets and we managed to do most parts of the road” he said.  

Mabeka said as the community they have been making numerous calls to the Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality complaining about the dire state of their community but with no account at all from the Municipality. 

NTU News’ efforts in trying to get the councillor to talk to us were not successful, his phone rings and goes to voice mail. 

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