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KZN Contractor Vanished Into Thin Air With R8 Million For Bridge Construction

Source: https://twitter.com/1KZNtvNews/status/1541425455546470403?t=U5V62sy2guVe9rAzMeOcAQ&s=19

A Kwa-Zulu Natal contractor vanished into thin air after being paid R8 million for the construction of a bridge in the community of Nkunzi.

The community doesn't have a bridge since 2017, and the contractor who was awarded the tender to build the structure only managed to start the construction before disappearing without a trace.

Till date nobody knows where the contractor went, which makes other people question whether or not the company which got the tender was legit or it was one of those bogus companies created by those close to power to swindle government millions of rands meant for community development.

The community on Nkunzi now struggles to continue their day to day activities like going to work and school because they can't cross the river when it rains.

A fuming community member says that they had to postpone a funeral because the temporary bridge was not accessible.

Their situation was worsened when floods hit the province two months ago resulting in many structures being washed away by the massive floods.

Meanwhile, the administration of DA seem to be producing results in constituencies they managed to win in Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Mayor of Umngeni Municipality, Christopher Pappas said their are working to transform rural villages. He has been very visible in his area fixing potholes and making tar roads.

"Upgrading our rural villages. The upgrade of Field Road to black top in Zenzane Village is almost complete. One of our core focuses is upgrading and maintening infrastructure," he said.

The DA mayor is also targeting to fix some of the infrastructures that were vandalised and abandoned so they can start functioning again.

"Today the deputy mayor and I visited the soon to be new base for uMngeni Traffic Department and the municipal vehicle pound.

Work is progressing well. Our traffic officials will soon have proper offices and we will have the capability to impound vehicles for enforcement purposes," he revealed.

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