ETHEKWINI NEWSFLASH
 
24/07/2019
 
For Immediate Release
 
City Starts Demolishing Bad Buildings
 
EThekwini Acting Mayor Fawzia Peer invites members of the media to witness the first three bad buildings tumbling down along the Mahatma Gandhi node.
 
The latter is home to about half of the bad buildings within the entire inner city. The City is utilising its by-laws, building regulations and ultimately legal processes to eradicate bad buildings within the inner city. Problematic and bad buildings such as Tong Lok and Ronda Vista are receiving attention as part of the intervention being implemented by the city.
 
The City is also committed to working with the private sector in eradicating bad buildings for purposes such as commercial, student accommodation, social housing, and social facilities required to address the above mentioned social ills.
 
Bad buildings have been plaguing the City for quite some time by becoming drug dens, brothels and homes for vagrants, to the detriment of law abiding residents and the business community.
 
Owners of bad buildings who have gone under the radar neglecting them at the expense of the Municipality, are warned to come forward or risk losing their property.
 
The details for this inner-city rejuvenation milestone are as follows:
 
Venue: 19 Rutherford Street South Beach
Time: 08h30
Date: 26 July 2019
Media queries: Msawakhe Mayisela 0609664220.
 
ENDS
 
Issued by the eThekwini Municipality’s Spokesperson Msawakhe Mayisela.
 
For more information contact 031 311 4820/18.