Resident pays the price for poor service delivery

Jeannine Raciti’s ankle was broken when she stepped into a pothole.

The ruined roads in Estcourt have ensnared another victim. This time Jeannine Raciti paid the price for poor service delivery.

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On Saturday evening, Mrs Raciti and her husband Angelo parked in Albert Street.

When Mrs Raciti got out of the vehicle, the foot sank into a deep pothole that borders the pavement and roadside. Her ankle, according to Mr Raciti ‘snapped’, resulting in a painful and costly experience.

The hazardous pothole in Albert Street.

Medical attention was sought and Mrs Raciti’s ankle was found to be broken and was placed in a cast. Further medical care will be required as Mrs Raciti recuperates. The family is seeking legal advice and says that this unfortunate incident is evident that Estcourt is deteriorating.

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“I was born in Estcourt and I don’t recognise the town anymore. We have potholes, overgrown grass verges, water interruptions, illegal dumping…one can’t be proud to live in a town like this anymore, said Mr Raciti.

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He further advises other residents to be vigilant when walking at night on pavements and roads in Estcourt.

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