Rocky start to imbizo as residents locked out
Disgruntled residents have expressed disappointment and accused BCM of failing to properly organise the event where residents are supposed to engage with the metro leadership.
According to BCM posters the event was scheduled to start at
noon at Victoria Grounds (stadium) however the venue was changed and BCM mayor Xola Pakati only arrived at the hall at 2.40pm.
While other residents were seen sitting just outside the hall, others were seen sitting on the side of the road listening to Pakati on speakers put up to accommodate them.
Council speaker Alfred Mtsi apologised for the chaos and said they had been advised to not hold the Imbizo at Victoria Grounds due to rainy weather.