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Gauteng road quality scrutinised

Heavy rain has caused many roads in Gauteng to disintegrate.

Coleraine Drive in Bryanston collapsed due to heavy rains on 11 March 2014. Picture: Aki Anastasiou/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Questions have been raised about the quality of Johannesburg's transport infrastructure after many roads disintegrated following heavy rain in the Gauteng province throughout last few weeks.

Torrential rain battered most parts of the country's central areas, leaving roads in a state of disrepair and displacing hundreds of people whose homes were flooded.

In Sandton, Coleraine Drive had to be closed off after a three metre deep sinkhole developed there.

Residents of Sandton and surrounding suburbs say they are perplexed by the extent of damage to Coleraine Drive.

"There's quite a bit of civil engineering they'll have to do to fix that. It would be good if they had some advisory around here as well, to explain what's going on and when they're going to fix it."

Pictures: Aki Anastasiou/EWN.

Taking pictures of the sinkhole with her grandson, a woman from Kenya says she'd never seen anything like it before.

"Because I don't live in this country and I am just a visitor, I am really quite surprised that it got to be this way. I would have thought that if they had someone fixing it, they wouldn't have had this."