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Pothole hunters on the prowl in Alex

ALEXANDRA – Johannesburg mayor says she has a soft spot in her heart for the township as it is her second home.

The nightmare of menacing potholes in Alexandra streets could be a thing of the past, following City of Johannesburg Executive Mayor Dr Mpho Phalatse’s launch of a service delivery blitz for Region E in Marlboro on Valentine’s Day.

“The love is lost already between the City and potholes and hence I am launching this on Valentine’s Day,” she said in an interview with Alex News at the Alexandra Business Development and Investment Summit at Sandton City soon after the launch of the service delivery programme, A Re Sebetseng.

Scores of municipal workers and volunteers were seen busy on Vincent Tshabalala Road, formerly London Road, clearing over-grown grass on the pavements and kerbs, including rubble and rubbish piling up on the road.

A Johannesburg Road Agency truck makes its pothole rounds in the streets of Alexandra. Photo: Sipho Siso

A municipal truck was seen patrolling the streets on the hunt for potholes.

“We are declaring war on the slow service delivery in Region E and from here we move to other regions as well,” said Phalatse who did her medical practicals in Alexandra at the Masakhane Clinic.

“I have a soft spot in my heart for the township, it’s like a second home for me away from home and I will ensure it gets the attention it deserves in my tenure as mayor.

“I also got my baby girl while in Alex and her name is Alexandra,” she told Alex News at the summit

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