SA shares disappointed reactions to poorly tarred roads, blames govt

SA shares disappointed reactions to poorly tarred roads, blames govt

- A detailed picture of a man pulling tar off a road using only his hands has left Mzansi disappointed

- In the picture that was posted by a popular parody account, AdvoBarryRoux, it is clear that the road was not probably laid out

- South Africans were left frustrated by the picture, taking to the comment section with their thoughts

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AdvoBarryRoux, the popular Twitter account, recently shared a picture of a man using his hands to literally pull tar off a South African road. The picture received over one thousand likes from concerned South Africans.

Many of them expressed anger and frustration towards the current South African government, which they blame for the quality of service delivered. A lot of them blamed the poorly-constructed roads on an unhandled tender scandal.

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Meanwhile, a similar post was shared in the comment section of a woman also peeling the tar of the road. In the clip, she can be heard comparing the road to an orange which skin is easily peeled off.

Twitter users shared their thoughts which you can read below.

@poemoate said:

"I saw this live on 405 this morning, it's really disgusting that someone is laughing all the way to the bank after this shoddy work."

@mngunijmk said:

"A certain percentage of the tender money was paid to ANC, hence the shoddy work."

@Siya Ndlumbini said:

"Poor governance and distribution of public services."

Mmandla77 said:

"This is fraud! All the people involved, from supply chain, politicians, those who posed as engineers, etc should be jailed for wasting taxpayers' money."
SA upset by shoddy tar roads
Mzansi blame tender fraud for poorly constructed roads. Source: AdvoBarryRoux/Twitter
Source: Twitter

In similar reports, a recent report has lifted the lid on allegations that the Department of International Relations and Cooperation spent R118 million to purchase a vacant piece of land which does not actually exist.

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The funding has since lost the funds which had been allocated to build office space and accommodation for the nation's permanent missions to the US. Members of Parliament travelled to the bustling city of New York last year to discover that the piece of land in question doesn't exist.

Meanwhile, the department has been paying over R4 million for two missions to the city which had prompted the original decision to acquire the property. A draft report by Parliament's portfolio committee on international relations and cooperation, seen by News24, revealed that the hefty sum had been used on an 'unsuitable old building'

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Source: Briefly News

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