By: Angie Nkuna
GIYANI- As the rain continues to fill out the dry rivers, dams and watering the grass in Giyani after a long period of no rain which led to local Pastors asking God’s divine intervention, has been a dilemma in some villages in Giyani.
Following the incident which took place on Tuesday morning when a multitude of pupils were left stranded along Mayephu village on the gravel road which connects to R529 Giyani-Phalaborwa Road at Dhambhi Wa Dzumeri village outside Giyani.
The pictures sent to Giyani View show a multitude of learners in their school uniforms waiting beside the road for their school bus to be pulled out of the wet gravel road by a tractor.
Reports say learners haven’t attended school on Tuesday after the incident.
Greater Giyani Municipality spokesperson, Steven Mavunda wasn’t immediately reached for a comment if the municipality has put a contingency plan in place for a tar-road in the area.
According to preliminary reports, taxi drivers don’t enter the area in fear of damaging their vehicles. Members of the community in Mayephu, Mzilela and Matsotsosela villages are currently utilising a bus to Giyani Town, Benstore.
Meanwhile, pupils from Thomo-Hlomela haven’t attended school since Monday following the heavy rain in Giyani. Residents say D3810 Road should be declared as a state of emergency. They’re saying that their kids are unable to go to school when it rains.