UPDATE: Darren, Keri & Sky talk to KwaDukuza man who planted trees in potholes

UPDATE: Darren, Keri & Sky talk to KwaDukuza man who planted trees in potholes

The Breakfast team spoke to Rishi Pooran to find out more about the 'banana tree challenge' as a  new form of protest and to get an update on the local municipality's response.

Kwadukuza man plants trees in potholes

A frustrated resident has resorted to planting banana trees in potholes found in his area in the KwaZulu-Natal north coast town of KwaDukuza to grab the attention of the local municipality.

Rishi Pooran decided to try a different form of protest which is now being called the 'banana tree challenge', because he feels that his neighbourhood has been neglected for far too long.

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"This is my challenge to all residents who are sick and tired of the poor service delivery by KDM [KwaDukuza Municipality] and iLembe District municipality. Our municipality did the Jerusalema challenge so this is my challenge. Whenever you see a pothole plant a tree, preferably a banana tree as our town is now becoming a banana republic," Pooran was quoted as saying.

According to Pooran, the street has also been plagued with water leaks due to a burst water pipe.

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Pooran's plan yielded the intended results as a spokesperson from KDM visited the community; promising to fix the problem.

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