Hindu temple vows to slay the ‘monstrosity’ next door

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Hindu temple vows to slay the ‘monstrosity’ next door

The temple council claims it wasn’t consulted, but developers and the Bay metro say the law was followed

Guy Rogers

The Eastern Cape’s oldest Hindu place of worship wants the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro to intervene in the multistorey “monstrosity” being built next door.

The governing council of the Shri Siva Subramanier Aulayam temple in the Baakens Valley, Port Elizabeth, has asked the council for an urgent meeting about the Algoa FM building on Upper Valley Road.

In a letter to acting city manager Noxolo Nqwazi, the Shri Siva Subramanier Aulayam governing council says the new block is going up without their permission, that it violates their religious privacy and disrespects the heritage status of the temple...

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