THEMBELA NDLUMBINI and MATTHEW FIELD
Zwelitsha Stadium was left in a state of disrepair after over 1,000 people descended on it for the recent Buyelekasi Zwelitsha Reunion.
When the GO! & Express visited the stadium in the aftermath, they found benches smashed in, fences demolished and litter everywhere.
Zwelitsha local Sikhona Gqabaza said that only five people, including herself, were hired to organise the clean-up instead of BCM workers.
“I think the reason for using me [and the others] is because this is an independent event not organised by BCM,” she said.
“I think they are also trying to provide opportunities for local businesses.”
The GO! found used condoms, empty liquor bottles, and other litter scattered across the stadium grounds with goats and cows roaming freely.