Residents of Scottsdene have started to repair damaged roads in their area by themselves.
Several streets were damaged when angry community members made holes in them to prevent speeding cars.
But the potholes have been causing problems for law-abiding motorists and now a group of residents and the Oostenberg Forum have had enough.
“We decided to repair the road ourselves because they are full of potholes which damage our cars,” says resident Wilfred Hartnick.
The group started with Buitensingel Street on Tuesday and placed red emergency cones and blue bags in the road to redirect traffic while they were working.
“Four people have already lost their lives on this road due to speeding cars and last year angry people broke the tar to prevent speeding.
“Then people started driving on the pavements to avoid the holes and that is not safe for pedestrians.
“So we decided to use our own money to beautify our area and repair the streets.
“We are going to create our own speed bumps using cement.
“Residents need to be proud of their neighbourhoods and we are also going to patrol to stop people dumping their rubbish overnight.
Helper Denzil Klaasse adds: “Our main aim is to uplift our community during this pandemic that has claimed so many lives.
“As the saying goes, cleanliness is next to godliness.”
Jonathan Fortuin says they are raising funds for their drive.
“We are planning to paint some homes and that’s why we sell boerewors rolls every Friday at Goodison Court, and we will be giving away a free drink to everyone who comes and supports us.”