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WATCH: Go Durban project ignites protest in Pinetown

"We will go to all the sites and no one will work on this project until we get answers"

TRAFFIC was delayed from Clermont to Pinetown on Tuesday morning as protesters marched to Pinetown,  halting the work being carried out on the BRT project in the area.

The crowd targeted the roads that are part of the troubled Go! Durban project.

Chairman of South African Civic Organisation (SANCO), Mfana Qwabe said no one in the community is involved in the project.

“It is protocol that when there are huge projects like this one in the area, they should employ people in that community. We have approached the councillors and we have not received any feedback.”

Qwabe added that there are claims and affidavit stating that people have to pay R1000 to get the jobs in this project.

“We are young and unemployed, the councillors blame the national government about these hiccups. What are we suppose to do, must we smoke drugs and turn to crime in order to live?”

“We will go to all the sites and no one will work on this project until we get answers,” he said.

Qwabe said they understand that this project is huge nationally and will transform the country.

“The buses will be cheap and efficient for all but we also want to be part of this history making and we do not want to fight with anyone.

Ward 21 councillor, Bongani Gumede said he will address the crowd and hear their grievances.

“I am still not sure what their complaints are but I have heard rumours that they are complaining about a certain community liaison officer (CLO).

“At this stage no one has been employed from their areas because protocol needs to be followed when handling a situation like this.

“People will be employed, that stage is still underway,” said Gumede.

Last week  taxi owners also protested the Go! Durban project.


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