Opera House builders receive death threats

SCENE OF CONFLICT: The Opera House in Port Elizabeth
SCENE OF CONFLICT: The Opera House in Port Elizabeth

THE R29-million facelift of the Opera House in Port Elizabeth came to an abrupt standstill yesterday when builders were threatened by disgruntled members of small construction businesses.

Sub-contractors working at the theatre closed the site indefinitely around noon after dozens of angry people arrived at the city landmark, blocking part of the road and threatening employees.

The shocked site workers were sent home by their equally shaken employers, who are sub-contractors to main contractor Siya Zama. – Cindy Preller, Zandile Mbabela, Yoliswa Sobuwa and Riaan Marais

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