KwaThema – As part of the Siyaghuba Mayoral visit, Ekurhuleni mayor Mzwandile Masina, ordered for the bushes to be cleared as soon as possible.
The residents complained about the area attracting snakes, criminal activity and live exposed electrical wire n the bushes.
Ward 80 councillor Wilson Busakwe, says he is happy that the area has been cleared as it previously posed a danger to the residents.
“I have previously received complaints from the residents and decided to prioritise it as a matter of emergency.
“We are going to submit a request to the City to rehabilitate the place into a park.
“It is pointless to clean it now and leave it without being used because we will be sitting with the same problem in future.
“The place was used to house Phulong Secondary School before it was moved Interland.
“The area can also be used for sporting activities,” he says.
Jabulani Dlomo, a resident of the area, says he is happy that their grievances have been addressed.
“Since Sechaba Primary School decided to move their fence closer to the classes, the long grass and trees were not cleared.
“Criminals hide in the bushes and pounce on residents. They also use to hide stolen goods in there.
“We are calling on the mayor to find a permanent solution to this problem,” he says.