MY ELECTIONS DIARY | Welkom to the pothole province

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MY ELECTIONS DIARY | Welkom to the pothole province

Some parts of the Free State are so bad it’s hard to tell a ‘tarred’ stretch of road from a gravel one

Political journalist

If you attended the ANC national elective conference in Bloemfontein in 2012, and had never been back until today, you would be forgiven for thinking you are in a different place.

Such is the state of decay of the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality — and the whole of Free State — over the past decade or so.

The city’s road infrastructure is one of the worst you can find in any of the eight metropolises in the country...

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