Mndeni Mvubu was travelling along Earl Haig Road in Morningside when his car got caught in a hole. A short time later, a tow truck on its way to his aid became stuck in another hole on the same road.
A taxi driver in Durban is thanking his lucky stars after his minibus was almost swallowed by a massive sinkhole on Friday morning.
“I thought it was an earthquake or something. The way it happened I was shocked. I didn’t think something like that could happen. I didn’t see anything or any problem with the road, but the car just sank.”
Ward 27 councillor Ernest Smith says that a burst pipe has compromised the road’s integrity.
He claims it reflects eThekwini’s deteriorating infrastructure.
The issue we have been driving is the consistent narrative that infrastructure needs to be replaced urgently, especially for the municipality’s ratepayers and people, but it is falling on deaf ears at the eThekwini Municipality.
“Unfortunately, this is a good example of why we keep on saying give the residents what they pay for. Fix that water pipes, sewage lines and then they will be happy to pay their rates and taxes.”
According to eThekwini Municipality, a crew is working to repair the sinkhole.
Lindiwe Khuzwayo, the city’s mayor, is asking motorists to avoid roads that are still being repaired.4
“No major incidents have been reported so far. Road users are urged to be cautious, particularly on roads that are still being repaired or rebuilt. We are aware of a sinkhole on Earl Haig Road in Morningside. Our team are attending to it.
Morningside, Dirtbin, KZN. These roads are currently unusable. pic.twitter.com/LVEAx5fvrq
— jv (@jvnaidoo1) May 19, 2023