Oct 23, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Pothole becomes ‘swimming pool’

“It’s no longer a pothole. It’s a dam, so we can’t blame the children for swimming.”

This is how the residents of Evaton West in Emfuleni parish described a huge pothole , which shocked the public when children and a few adults were caught swimming on social media over the weekend, reports the Sowetan.

After the rains in Gauteng last week, the water was in the pothole at the corner of Cemetery Road and Golden Highway, soared that residents saw it as the perfect place to cool off from the hot weather on Sunday.

Emfuleni spokesman Makhosonke Sangweni said the community would contact the road bureau .

Potholes are an ongoing problem across the country.

A year ago, TimesLIVE reported that a hole in the ground in Fourways became deep enough for a resident to “bathe” in it.

An infamous road that runs from Giyani to Phalaborwa in Limpopo d was so full of potholes that drivers said you have to be drunk to drive straight. .

In the Nelson Mandela Bay subway, drivers resorted to paying volunteers to repair potholes.

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