Joburg mayor appeals for calm after the storm

JOHANNESBURG, 03 January 2017 - Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba has called on contractors who build poor quality houses to be investigated.​ Video: eNCA
The storm hit parts of Gauteng last weekend, claiming two lives. Photo: Twitter / @CoJPublicSafety

JOHANNESBURG - Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba is appealing for calm in Protea Glen in Soweto.

Residents of the storm-ravaged area are threatening to take to the streets if Mashaba doesn't visit them.

"I'm really appealing to Protea Glen residents to be calm. Justice will be served," he said.

A team of engineers and inspectors will assess the damage caused by the recent storm.

The National Home Builders Registration Council will assess the quality of material used to build the houses.

READ: Mashaba to probe contractors who built houses damaged by storm

It says if it finds any wrongdoing, it will take action against those involved.

The council has also promised to help people rebuild their houses.

The storm hit parts of Gauteng last weekend, claiming two lives.

Mashaba said the city’s group risk advisory services would conduct a full risk assessment of the damage caused by the storm.

A preliminary report was expected to be released by Friday.

The report would contain the full extent of the damage caused by the storm and whether the event needed to be declared a provincial or national disaster.


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