Burlec celebrates landmark victory

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GK CRONJE

30 March 2021

"We look forward to our clients experiencing a new Wessels Road, free of potholes and dust.”

Suzuki Ermelo (WEB) 22 September 2020.jp

“The plight of business owners in Wessels Road has extended over a period of more than 7 years with several meetings and empty promises since 2014. During this period of time meetings were held with 5 different Msukaligwa Municipal Managers and various senior municipal staff members and councillors. Help was requested from GertS ibande District Council, Public Works and AfriForum to no avail. The matter was then referred to the Public Protector and after much correspondence and frustration, the outcome of the investigation was totally unsatisfactory and we were referred to COGTA. It was decided not to waste time and energy with COGTA as we did with Msukaligwa Municipality, Gert Sibande District Municipality and the Public Protector, and our case was handed to our legal team, i.e. Conrad Botha of Dr.TC Botha Incorporated and Adv. JA Venter. Initial costs were paid partly by Bhyats Mica and Burlec, but by Burlec through to the end of this high court case extended over two years. Burlec Electrical won the case against Msukaligwa Municipality in March 2019, eventually and finally the tender was awarded to a reputable company Mopani Civils during February 2021, and at last construction has commenced in March 2021. Burlec will be easily accessible during the construction of the road. We must take the opportunity to commend our legal team for their services and excellence. Lessons taught is that things happen in God’s time through prayer, faith, perseverance and determination and that to quit is not an option. As the saying goes, never say never! We rejoice in the Lord for answered prayers. Once again, Natie, Carol and staff of Burlec Electrical would like to thank their clients for their loyal support during these challenging circumstances. We look forward to our clients experiencing a new Wessels Road, free of potholes and dust.”