By Palesa Legodi
Executive Mayor, Councillor Cilliers Brink, visited Mamelodi on Wednesday, May 9, to assess the progress of service delivery and basic services, including checking reservoirs and potholes. Brink said, “I’m pleased to see our teams on the ground busy with services, repairing a high mast light in Mandela Park and conducting maintenance work on Tsamaya Road.” He added that the public parks in the area also appeared to be well maintained.
Councillor Cilliers was accompanied by MMC Grandi Theunissen, city officials, and local councillors. “I was pleased to see maintenance work taking place, such as repairing lights, cutting grass, building speed humps, and filling in potholes on Tsamaya Road,” said Brink.
He also mentioned, “Tsamaya is a very busy road with many schools, but it has a few speed humps, which is a major problem. Building speed humps will make it easier for school kids to cross the road.”
Residents were reminded of the five core priorities that the City of Tshwane municipality will prioritize to expedite service delivery. Brink further stated that there are many challenges in Mamelodi that need to be addressed, such as the state of electricity and water infrastructure, including the three reservoirs in Mamelodi.
Boitumelo Bopape, a resident of Mamelodi, said, “I am very happy to see the mayor checking on service delivery. I hope that most of the street lights will be fixed before winter so that we can travel safely to work.”
The visit to Mamelodi will be followed by a visit to Soshanguve Region 1 on Friday, May 12, and other parts of Pretoria North to inspect various substations and assess the state of infrastructure.