Street lights in Springs CBD not working for 15 months

Tommie and Annelie de Jager are worried that children will get hurt by the wiring hanging out of this street light.

Residents on Park Avenue South in the Springs CBD have been left in the dark for the last 15 months.

The street lights have not been working since November 2016.

Also read: Faulty street lights in East Geduld leave residents in the dark

“It’s very dark at night,” says resident Annelie de Jager.

“We worry about the children who walk past here every day.

“Although they have not fiddled with the lights, we worry that something could happen to them.”

The businesses, school and residents on the street have not reported a spike in crime levels.

Also read: Faulty street lights remain on all day

The residents claim they have reported the problem numerous times to no avail.

“We just don’t know what to do any more,” says Tommie de Jager.

“It’s not fair because we pay our rates and taxes.”

When asked about the street lights, Themba Gadebe, spokesperson for the Ekurhuleni metro, says, “Officials are working overtime attending to the street lights in the area.

“A contractor has also been appointed to support the city with repairs in the Springs area.”

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