An unfinished bridge at Ngwane Park in Manzini, Swaziland, has been turned into a sex den as ratepayers collect used condoms almost every day.
The matter was raised by a resident of Ngwane Park, Jorge-Antonio Inalda, during the Municipal Council of Manzini’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), which was held at The George Hotel yesterday.
She said she wanted to know what was preventing the council from finishing the Samuels Bridge in Ngwane Park, because it had been turned into a sex den where people park their cars and engage in sexual activities.
She said she had learnt that the material to construct the bridge was available but does not know why it was not being completed.
“It concerns me because I usually pick up about four or five packs of used condoms almost on a daily basis at the bridge,” she alleged.
Bonginkosi Simelane, the City Engineer, said the completion of the bridge was stalled by the fact that the council was trying to minimise costs. He said in the previous financial year, the council put the project for tenders but the costs appeared to be high as it was three times the amount they had set aside for the bridge.
He said they hope the project would be completed during the current financial year.
Meanwhile, former Councillor Sibusiso Lukhele, who thanked the council for improved services in terms of grass-cutting and maintenance of drainages, called upon the municipality to prioritise infrastructure, especially one that would accommodate people living with disabilities.