According to a report from a local affiliate out of South Africa, There is anger and fear in Khutsong on the West Rand after a house has reportedly disappeared into a massive sinkhole early on Sunday morning. The local residents blame their local council, saying the collapse was caused by leaking water pipes. The area is dolomitic which means the rock can dissolve when combined with water. Fortunately, no one was inside when parts of a local house were swallowed up by the sinkhole.
Residents say another massive sinkhole close by, opened up last year. A homeowner, Papi Magwaza said, “I have spent about half a million on my property, all my 16 years of work. Now I have to start all over again. Officials don’t care. I want to be compensated because officials have been negligent, This is not a natural disaster, it’s man made. They should have looked after leaking pipes as this area is dolomitic.” CONTINUE