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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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