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Butsheni Villagers fix their own roads

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Butsheni Villagers fix their own roads
BEFORE 1994, the villagers had to maintain their own roads as the apartheid government didn’t care about them.
But this week the residents of Butsheni Village were still busy fixing the road which links them to the outside world.
They claim their pleas for help to Umzimvubu Municipality have fallen on deaf ears!
Thozamile Mageba (67) said: “This is not the life I was expecting when we got freedom in 1994. I thought life would be better.
“Our government has failed us, but they’re busy trying to get our votes. What are we voting for if we don’t get the services we were promised,” he asked.
The bad road joins the village to the N2 to Mount Frere, just 3km away.
Nceba Mayeza said: “Motorists refuse to go to our village and we struggle to get services. This road was built in 2001 and has never been maintained. It gets worse on rainy days.”
Siyabonga Ncapai (28) said they decided to fix the road because it was the only solution after numerous attempts to get help from their municipality failed.
Umzimvubu municipal spokesman Simthembile Kulu said R1,2 million was budgeted for 2016/17 financial year.
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