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Two More Cars Land In Holes Along Peter Mokaba Durban Main Road

“The driver was assessed and fortunately did not sustain any injuries.’

Two More Cars Land In Holes Along Peter Mokaba Durban Main Road - SurgeZirc SA
Two More Cars Land In Holes Along Peter Mokaba Durban Main Road.

Over the weekend, two more vehicles, a mini Cooper and a Mercedes-Benz ended up in holes along Peter Mokaba (Ridge) Road.

The Mini Cooper landed in a hole around 535 Peter Mokaba Road, according to ALS Paramedics spokesperson Garrith Jamieson.

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Jamieson stated that no one was hurt. According to him, a second vehicle, this time a Mercedes-Benz, ended up in a hole on the same route.

A VW motorist escaped uninjured after driving into a hole on Umbilo Road in Durban just a few days ago.

Two More Cars Land In Holes Along Peter Mokaba Durban Main Road - SurgeZirc SA
A Mini Cooper driver collided with a culvert on Peter Mokaba (Ridge) Road.

Jamieson stated at the time that emergency crews came to find a vehicle that fell into an open hole filled with water where personnel had been undertaking construction work for the previous few weeks.

“The driver was assessed and fortunately did not sustain any injuries,’’ Jamieson said.

Two More Cars Land In Holes Along Peter Mokaba Durban Main Road - SurgeZirc SA
A Mercedes-Benz was also discovered in a hole on Peter Mokaba Road.

He stated that due to a lack of warning or barrier tape, ALS paramedics responded to multiple crashes at the same location. He stated that several roads in and around the city have been damaged and asked motorists to drive cautiously.

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Meanwhile, Active Citizens Coalition councillor Imtiaz Syed stated that from January 1, 2022, to February 28, 2023, there were 1 130 reports of busts and leaks in the city’s wards 25, 27, and 31.

In response to Syed’s questions about water and sanitation, the city reported 69 pipe breaches and leaks along Peter Mokaba and St Thomas roads.

It stated that there were 140 contracted plumbers to attend to burst pipes and leaks, but that number had been reduced to 78 due to budget restrictions. According to Syed, the department is ill-equipped to deal with the problem.

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He stated that the coalition was requesting that the city manager transfer the problem of road reinstatement to the appropriate department with the capacity to ensure that road repairs were completed on schedule.

“It is clear that the Water and Sanitation unit has no capacity for turnkey project fulfilment and we must as councillors move to have this issue resolved,” Syed said.

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