Images of the current state of certain South African football stadiums have left fans questioning the government’s lack of involvement in defending the famous venues.
Images from no less than five stadiums across the country went viral on social media that have left thousands of people wrapped up.
Charles Mopeli Stadium (Free State), HM Pitje Stadium (Tshwane), Odi Stadium (Mabopane), Lesley Manyathela Stadium and Witbank Stadium are the reasons in question.
It has been a difficult period for the country as next month the nation will commemorate a year since the nation closed down to curb the coronavirus.
Many people have lost their jobs, but after these images came out on social media, they wondered if the government had done enough to create jobs to reduce employment. 32.5% unemployment rate in the country.
“The ANC is not interested in job creation. That would distract them from their main looting task. “ said a Twitter user @LefaMorobe.
“Crown presented a perfect opportunity for the government to safely deploy many young people to clean up and maintain these jewels to create employment and keep boredom and unrest at bay while they were locked up.”
According to the IOL The site, owned by Mamelodi Sundowns billionaire Patrice Motsepe, was previously offered to help rebuild HM Pitje Stadium, but was denied on numerous occasions.
“We made too many offers and I lost count. We offered to rebuild the stadium, but some bureaucracies refused. We even asked for a 100-year lease after we fixed the stadium, but they also denied it to us, ”said Sundowns legal and communications manager Yogesh Singh.
“As a result, we will continue to use Loftus Versfeld and Lucas Moripe in Atteridgeville for our home games because there is no way forward.”
Meanwhile, former SuperSport United defender Jappie Motale, who now works for the Sports and Recreation Department in Tshwane Township, revealed that the refurbishment of the venue has been delayed since 2006.
“As you can see, because of Covid we couldn’t do anything. Everything is slow due to the pandemic. Obviously, the purchases will be slow, everyone is trying to get back to work,” he told KickOff in December last year.
“We haven’t been with the project for a long time, so I don’t want to lie, I don’t know. People don’t work again, so you can’t know what the problem is because the work environment is no longer around the world. the same.
“We go on patches, three days later, three days out of the office. So it’s pretty hard to devote to other things.”