On Thursday, 12 September, our pleas didn’t fall on deaf ears when the Mkhondo Traffic Department’s officers started removing the bodies of vehicles that have been left on the sidewalks of Kempville to rust.
The Excelsior News has reported on this project cleanup issue multiple times and just when we thought that it is a lost cause and nothing was going to be done about it, the heroes in brown stepped in to take control of the situation.
With assistance from a local towing company, project cleanup started to remove the dilapidated vehicles one by one. As Project cleanup was busy towing the cars, some business owners in that area started to carry the bodies of some of their cars (that were parked on the sidewalks) into their business stands, so that the vehicles could not be removed by the tow trucks.
According to the traffic control officers, they started warning these business owners about the impending operation on Monday, 9 September, but the business owners did not expect that they would really confiscate the vehicles and thus, they did nothing about it.
The sidewalks in Kempville looked considerably better after the cleanup, but on Sunday, 15 September, cars were being fixed on the sidewalks once again. When will this stop?
Furthermore, only the cars on one street was removed but, in other parts of Kempville they are still restricting access to the sidewalks. We hope that those cars will also be removed as soon as possible.
Thank you for finally doing something about the sidewalks in Kempville. We sure hope that this will become a regular occurrence. Maybe this might lead to restoring the former pride in that side of town.