The Emfuleni Local Municipality has spent R48 429 722.00 from 2009 to date on what is now a derelict park in Vereeniging.
Dickenson Park was supposed to be a precinct for the local residents to enjoy – equipped with a stage for performances, a clubhouse, VIP parking, reception and a ticketing building.
Renovations at the park started in February 2009, yet it still remains a pipe dream for the community.
This is yet again a “sorry story” of the ANC administration in Emfuleni. The municipality cannot pay R70 million to Randwater to prevent the taps from running dry, yet it can waste the residents’ rates and taxes on a lavish park.