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City to Replace Missing and Damaged Covers After Toddler Falls into Open Maintenance Hole: Follow-Up



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Following the incident where four-year-old Brayden Madzvimbo fell into an open maintenance hole in the Benoni CBD on April 16, the City of Ekurhuleni (CoE) will conduct a site inspection and replace the missing and damaged covers.

Municipal spokesperson Zweli Dlamini confirmed that the city was not made aware of the toddler falling into a maintenance hole concealed by overgrown grass on the corner of Tom Jones Street and Bedford Avenue, attributing the issue to the theft of the maintenance hole cover, which was never reported to them.

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Brayden’s fall occurred while waiting at the intersection with his father, Rodwell, and elder brother, highlighting the dangers of missing and damaged covers.

Dlamini emphasised the city’s commitment to replacing missing and damaged covers across Benoni but urged the community to report such incidents promptly to ensure timely intervention.


“The department is constantly replacing missing and damaged manhole covers across Benoni Service Delivery Area (SDA) as and when required. However, we further implore the community to report these on 0860 543 000 or the My COE App so we get to know about them timeously and fix them,” Dlamini stated.

Source: FOLLOW-UP: City to replace missing and damaged covers after toddler falls into open manhole

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Picture: Facebook / Benoni City Times


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