The R7 million catchment wall situated in the Esselen Park Ext 3 RDP development, Ekurhuleni meant to protect the development from excess water flow is collapsing – putting many lives and property at risk.
Houses built on the periphery of this wall are at risk of serious damage due to the instability of the ground on which it is built.
This is compounded by the inadequate storm water system that cannot cope with excess water during periods of heavy rain.
As a result, this wall has shifted and has already collapsed in parts.
Despite numerous attempts by DA Ekurhuleni Ward Councillor, Johann Jordaan, to have this issue addressed by both Ekurhuleni’s Housing and Storm Water Departments, the situation has deteriorated.
I will write to the MEC for Cooperative Governance, Traditional Affairs and Housing, Jacob Mamabolo and insist that he intervene urgently – before there is an unnecessary loss of human life.
060 558 8297
DA Ekurhuleni Ward 91 Councillor
083 770 5726