Esselen Park Ext 3: Residents Under Threat from Collapsing Wall

Esselen Park Ext 3 RDP collapsing wall
March 22, 2015

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.Refiloe Nt'sekhe DA Constituency Head of Tembisa

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.

Media enquiries:

060 558 8297

Johann Jordaan

DA Ekurhuleni Ward 91 Councillor

083 770 5726

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