Burst Water Pipe - Causes Chaos - Bassonia JNB South 01-01-2017

 

Below is the story of the aftermath and the clean up etc but this link tells the story of how it all started, who was affected first and how it spread from there Watch here


 

Our community event made news on various TV stations / channels and here is one that made it to YouTube as it is the fastest to download Read the article here

Cllr Sarah Wissler would like to thank all the community members who came out in force to assist. "The Bassonia CPF were first on the scene helping to evacuate residents trapped in their homes, they did an amazing job. The residents came to help clean up the devastation left behind, bringing spades, brooms, wheelbarrows and their willing hands and pitched in where needed. Food was provided and accommodation offered. Essentials were donated. My ward community were amazing, the just astound me with their community spirit every time they are called on. They never fail to support and stand together. I am so grateful for them all.
A big thank you to Cllrs and community members from Ward 54 and Ward 56 who also came out to assist. What an amazing community spirit we have in the South of Joburg".

Radio 702 Midday Report

ENCA report

 

The waters came, 500,000 liters which is the the equivalent of 2 olympic swimming pools,
and left a mess and heartache behind it

 

Clean up operations

 

Even in the midst of such devastation, residents still stop to see the beauty of an amazing sunset