- A George driver accidentally drove into a sinkhole and managed to exit his vehicle
- His Toyota Fortuner rapidly sank in the massive sinkhole in the middle of the street
- The driver will not be facing any charges, the incident delayed the repairs to a burst water pipe that had caused the sinkhole
A surprising Facebook post greeted Mzansi on Sunday morning. Niel van Staden shared the unfortunate tale of his cousin's car which had to be pulled out of a sinkhole.
Fortunately, the driver managed to escape a watery grave and exited the Toyota Fortuner after it rapidly sank into a massive sinkhole in the Genevafontein.
Allegedly, the driver ignored traffic cones around the sinkhole according to the Geroge Herald, however, this has not been confirmed.
The incident has resulted in the repairs to the sinkhole being delayed as well as potential water shortages in the area.
Captain Malcolm Pojie, the spokesperson for the Southern Cape police said that no criminal charges will be brought against the driver.
A burst water pipe under the road caused a sinkhole to form and the street to collapse.
Facebook users took to the comment section to react to the unusual story:
"I try to avoid potholes not drive over then, especially ones this size."
"Imagine if a child falls in there... thanks the driver and the kid are okay❤️."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that just when you think you've seen it all, KZN residents host a fishing contest that took place in the area using potholes to fish out of. Heading online, a Facebook page belonging to a group of people dedicated to cleaning up their community and bringing light to a dreadful pothole problem in the area shared pictures of the event that took place recently.
According to a news report, the event is the brainchild of Curry's Post Conservancy, which was looking for a way to raise money to employ local people to pick up litter and to generally clean up the area. They also wanted to highlight the pothole problem certain parts of KZN are facing.
So for R20, locals were allowed to "fish" inside the potholes, in which bright yellow rubber ducks floated around while blow-up dinosaurs watched wistfully. Also in the mix was a bagpipe player that entertained the contestants.
In other news, 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.
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