‘Village’ decides to clean up their area

Alexander le Roux (7) assisted the CPF in their mission to clean up the streets of Daggafontein Ext Two on Saturday morning.

The project was organised by Daggafontein Ext Two CPF who have decided to do something about the way their streets look.

Sue van Zyl, secretary of the CPF, says they came together to cut the grass, de-weed and de-bush the pavements.

Louise Botha, Sue van Zyl, Betty Maphanga, Linda van Rensburg, John Nkhata, Baldwin Mulaudzi, and Joseph Msimanga all pitched in to help clean up the streets of Daggafontein Ext Two.

“The de-bushing is also a crime prevention and safety measure we implemented after our nightly patrols identified possible problem areas,” she says.

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The group’s motto is: “Taking back our streets”.

“We are not a suburb of Springs, we call ourselves a village.”

Van Zyl says Ekurhuleni Metro helps them with blocked drains, allegedly caused by zama zamas in the area.

“We also call this initiative self-prevention, where the community gathers and tend to their neighbourhood to make it safe for themselves.

“We asked each household to secure their homes in an effort to curb crime.”

Elphaus Khoza, Mandla Mabuza, Derrick Ngcamu and Samuel Mahlangu from a construction company also pitched in to help the community clean their streets.

The CPF has a lot of future activities planned where they will make their neighbourhood cleaner and safer for its residents.

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Van Zyl says they want to have extra security, but that they are extremely far away from getting the area fenced off as the costs are astronomical.

“Our area is very isolated and remote and there is access from all sides of our neighbourhood.”

At about 9am, the group had already filled more than 80 black bags with grass, bushes and weeds and were still going strong later in the day.


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