- A regular Twitter user posted two snaps of a community rebuilding a shoddy road and South Africans have applauded them
- Entrepreneur Dr Daniel Marven was in awe of the residents, who used their own resources to improve their living conditions
- Social media users questioned why the government had not intervened and added that it was their responsibility to repair roads, not ordinary South Africans'
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A group of residents took it upon themselves to repair a shoddy road in Mzansi and pics of their hard work have gone viral on Twitter. Entrepreneur Dr Daniel Marven took to Twitter to post before-and-after snaps of the work that community members did on the road.
The snaps show residents taking back their power and fixing their surroundings with their own resources.
@danielmarven captioned the two photographs:
“The better communities do their own roads that won't have potholes.”
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lord moses added:
“This would be commendable, but what about our taxes? It means that municipalities must fall or each town must be its own municipality. This thing of Metros & combining municipalities is a scam by the ruling party. I'm mean what's the use of Mangaung being a Metro?”
“This seems like a good idea Thumbs up. In the area I live in, we have to choose a pothole to drive on. That's how bad it is.”
“Where will the money come from though?? I mean some families still sleep without food at night...”
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“Can't we all do something like this?”
“I love this idea.”
“Mare... Do you guys know that we CAN do this ourselves... And more...”
Plants vs potholes: Residents cover potholes with pretty flowers, SA impressed
In a previous report, News Briefly wrote about a resident of Ward 45 in Meadowlands who had Mzansi feeling really inspired after the community filled up the potholes in their neighbourhood themselves.
These do-it-yourself residents are definitely not waiting for government officials to come through for them anymore, taking the upkeep of their happy community into their own hands.
Heading online, social media influencer @danielmarven first shared the story.
He captioned the heartwarming post:
"In other news. Members of Ward 45 in Meadowlands decided to plant flowers on potholes."
Source: Briefly News