South African celebrities, including actress Florence Masebe and influencer Lelo Boyana, have recently thrown more light on transport minister Fikile Mbalula failures since he came to office.
Many social media users have also taken to their accounts to tag the minister to do something about the poor roads found in some part of the country.
On Saturday, Boyana posted a short video clip, suggesting to be in KZN Midlands. The clip showed a badly tarred road covered in huge potholes, where she can be heard complaining
“The reality of travelling our beautiful South Africa is that you get welcomed by these potholes. How are we supposed to travel, experience and enjoy the country when the road looks like this? I’m not even joking. This is me outside my car,” she can be heard saying.
She said she loved travelling to KZN Midlands, but the roads were frustrating.
“It would be disingenuous not to mention that as much as I loved being in the #KZNMidlands, I was super frustrated by the roads and potholes. You end up staying in your lodge because you dread driving out and navigating them. What I shot here is just the parts where it was safe for me to stop; there was worse.”
“Please make it easy for us to do road trips; fix the roads!” she later wrote.
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Many of her industry colleagues also went to her comment section to side with the influencer by indicating that Eastern Cape roads are very poor conditions.
Masebe also complained about the roads to Mapungubwe: “I’m driving to Mapungubwe tomorrow and this is exactly what I’m not looking forward to. The potholes.”
Qambathi Mountain Lodge commented that it had tried everything to get the roads fixed, but nothing happened.
“Thank you for sharing. It’s such a problem and like the rest of the community, we fight daily for action but unfortunately, it falls on deaf ears. It’s so bad that the farmers try to fix the roads themselves now.”