- A man, Rishi Pooran, has had enough of waiting on the government to fix the potholes in his community
- The KwaZulu-Natal man then decided to take matters into his own hands with a new challenge
- Pooran planted banana trees in all the large potholes and his plan actually worked
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Many people in South Africa have complained about service delivery. Amongst the concerns are the horrific state of many of the roads in Mzansi.
However, one man, Rishi Pooran, decided enough is enough. He came up with his own challenge and started planting trees in the potholes that are plaguing his community.
Taking to Facebook, Pooran showed off his handiwork and he urged other South Africans to do the same.
His post read:
"Here is my challenge. We had the Jerusalema challenge our officials took it on now I urge the residents to do same. Our town has been neglected by the official in charge of the various dept. They planing for city status in 2030. Most of the officials only work in the municipality but live in affluent areas/estate.
"It doesn't affect the service delivery. Our complaints with pictures and videos have been sent to both municipalities till date ignored. Our officials that drive around are not observant of these problems."
Take a look at the post below:
In another post, Pooran added his plan is working. He shared a photo of municipal workers fixing some of the potholes:
South Africans applauded Pooran for taking a stand and some found it hilarious.
Bodhi Anand commented:
"What a marvelous idea Mr Pooran, hats of to you."
Amina Hoosen said:
"I have a pothole dead centre at the entrance of my driveway... Please don't plant anything there... I won't be able to avoid a tree."
It is not the first time a South African tried to fix the pothole situation in his, or her, community. Briefly.co.za previously reported a young man filled up potholes with sand and he managed to throw shade at the corrupt government.
The man managed to make the country laugh while doing so. The 'mhlungu' - as some tweeps dubbed him - joked that he got a R1.3 million tender to fix the road so he decided to fill it up with sand.
The funny clip was posted on Twitter on Tuesday by social media user @SabzaT03, who captioned it:
"Haibo, what's going on."
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