DA pressure ensures Sekoto Road rehabilitation

Issued by Bea Campbell-Cloete – DA Councillor Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality
11 Apr 2024 in Press Statements

Note to editors: Please find attached English and Afrikaans soundbites by Cllr Bea Campbell-Cloete and Sesotho by Cllr Moshe Lefuma.

Sekoto Road, part of the R57 and a major transport artery for areas such as Thabong and Tsheseng in Maluti A Phofung, has been subsiding for years, without any intervention from the local or provincial government. After an oversight by the DA to Sekoto Road, on 18 October 2023, and questions filed with the Provincial Government, rehabilitation of the road is now underway. Please see the pictures here, here, here and here.

During recent visits to the Sekoto Road collapse site, it has come to our attention that Phase 1 of the rehabilitation of Sekoto Road is now underway. The collapse of this road had raised concerns that surrounding areas would be cut off from essential services, service delivery and basic activities such as travelling to places of work and shopping centres.

The DA welcomes the rehabilitation of Sekoto Road, but we remain concerned about the process that has been followed to secure contractors for the project. Questions will be raised with the Provincial Legislature on the process that was followed for the appointment of contractors, the scope of work for Phase 1 and 2 of the project, as well as the cost and duration of the project.

We remain committed to ensuring that our communities are safe and that infrastructure that affects their livelihoods is maintained and repaired timeously.