- A photo showing a tree planted in a large pothole has gone viral via social media
- South Africans shared their appreciation for the lighthearted post
- Some expressed their reservations amidst safety concerns
When life gives you lemons, just plant a lemon tree.
That's not quite how the saying goes, but one motorist adopted a unique solution to a frustrating problem.
On a busy road in Durban, the unidentified person decided to plant a tree in a gaping pothole.
Yolandi Van Den Berg had a good chuckle when she came across the bizarre sight on her way to work.
She decided to take photos and shared it through the #ImStaying Facebook group on Tuesday.
The post garnered a very strong reaction, Briefly.co.za noted.
The vast majority of South Africans were amused by the incident, but some shared their reservations.
Ian Peter quipped:
"Durban was voted the greenest city in the world after all."
Ariadne Laura Draudsing Palmos was feeling the Christmas spirit:
"Now all it needs it an angel on top."
Jolene Jackson revealed that the tree actually expedited the repair work:
"I guess the municipality didn't think it was funny :). Pothole was sorted by the afternoon... How is that for great service."
Jochem Van Bruggen expressed concern:
"Nice funny yes, but it can cause an accident and lives can be lost. It happened in Cape Town many years ago. Driver swerved to miss the tree, lost control of his vehicle and had a fatal accident."
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