Snaps of Ermelo Road in Disrepair Labelled a “Deathtrap” Going Viral Online, People Call on Government to Fix

Snaps of Ermelo Road in Disrepair Labelled a “Deathtrap” Going Viral Online, People Call on Government to Fix

  • The SA Long-distance Truckers Facebook page shared snaps of a ruined road in Ermelo and Saffas are not happy
  • The snaps show a massive gaping sinkhole on the side of the road, which many have labelled a "deathtrap"
  • Peeps were not impressed and went as far as calling it a "deathtrap", calling on Government to do more

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Snaps of a road with a huge sinkhole have gone viral and Mzansi is upset. Image: SA Long-distance Truckers/ Facebook
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A pic of road with a huge sinkhole in it near Ermelo has gone viral with Saffas labelling it a health hazard and calling on the government to improve the country’s ailing road infrastructure. The viral post received 103 comments and 337 shares on Facebook.

The SA Long-distance Truckers shared two pics of a stretch of road with a huge pothole on it with the caption:


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Facebook users were angered and shocked by the pics.

Andre van Niekerk said:

“Is this the one Tito Mboweni was referring to?”

Ntombifuthi Namagasela Ndimande reacted:

“R39 ,30 KM from Ermelo towards Lothair.”

Mohlakoana David Mc Nthako added:

“Heses...death trap indeed.”

Thabiso Patrick Magadah reacted:

“What do u call this??”

Ziyanda Ballahntine Gibson added:

“Which Ermelo road is this?”

Ahmed Mido reacted:

“Death trap.”

Dady Dee Dickson Madenga said:

“Second Zimbabwe loading.”

Liz Peters said:

“Zimbabwe !!! The ANC made it their mission to destroy this country... literally nothing left of what they received in 1994...!

Constance Mkhonto reacted:

“Swimming pool.”

Skhumbuzo Fortune Madonsela added:

“Government spikes.”

Bongani Gasa Ka Mabuya said:

"Missing Krugers gold coins will surface soon."

Wayville Winfrey Mnisi added:

"Disaster awaiting to happen."

Majozi Jongi KaGwexa reacted:

"Vote for ANC for deeper potholes."

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Residents repair road with own moola, Mzansi praises their efforts

In another story about infrastructure, Briefly News wrote about a group of residents who 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.”

Source: Briefly News

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