Sunday, November 27, 2016 - 08:53

Horwoods Farmhouse, one of the oldest structures in Ekurhuleni, has been in crisis for many years (click here to view background and updates). Despite increased security in recent years, vandalism has continued. Local residents and councillors have brought the situation to the attention of Ekurhuleni Metro officials repeatedly and pleaded for resources to be allocated for restoration. They are still waiting. Below are some recents photographs taken by Councillor Heather Hart showing the perilous state of the homestead.

 

Smashed tiling at the front of the homestead

 

Front door ripped off its hinges

 

Flower boxes vandalised

 

Wall gouged out to remove the security gate

 

Back door ripped off

 

Vandalised air conditioner and upturned bin

 

Kitchen equipment vandalised

 

Toilets are in a poor state

 

A basin has been stolen

 

A beautiful stained glass light fitting has been stolen

 

Door fittings and steel shelving have been stolen

 

Damaged piano soon to be firewood?

 

Exposed to the elements

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