- Eastern Cape people are in a serious struggle for roads and infrastructure and that is evident in a video shared by one social media account holder
- Bongiwe has pleaded with transport minister Fikile Mbalula to help Cofimvaba residents by building a bridge as they struggle to cross a river
- The short video clip shows a taxi and a number of cars stuck on the other side of the road as they wait for the water to subside
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Bongiwe is a lady born and bred in Cofimvaba in the rural Eastern Cape and has begged the minister of transport Fikile Mbalula to build a bridge in her area. The social media account holder has begged “Mr Fix It” to come to their rescue.
Bongiwe uploaded a video clip that shows a story of serious struggle. It seems cars are struggling to cross a road to the other side especially following heavy rains. In the clip, a Toyota Quantum is stuck on the other side while there are three cars waiting to jump the river.
However, a 4x4 driver decides to turn back as the water in the river doesn’t give any sign of subsiding. The woman wrote on Twitter:
“@MbalulaFikile kuse Cofimvaba apha kwiLali yakuBanzi, please Tata khanisakhele bridge. Imbi indlela from Cofimvaba hospital to Hoita Tata Fikile. This was izolo on the video clip.”
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The post reads:
Sisi wami ilali yakho needs to punish @MYANC this time around, ngeke baNtu bakithi asingadlali lo Hulumeni.”
“They are busy with real campaigns not these life and death matters. We will get to these after the 1st. Everyone stay safe..”
“This roads needs a bridge for real not stones to cross just imagine how many lives will be lost if people were to cross on foot? Unfortunately this is what we're voting for flooded roads!!”
“Yes we really need a bridge and this road been like this a since I was a kid.”
“Transport network or system in the EC is dead. Just look at the hiking people on the road. It's crazy. That road stretch from Fort Hare to EL, past Alice, Cofimvaba etc, is crazy.”
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