Vincent Naidoo left his retirement for an afternoon to share his 35 years of municipal road marking experience to help a community.


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Amanzimtoti, South Africa – Andre Beetge arrived at Rockview road in Amanzimtoti to inspect a site where a new “STOP” sign had been installed. The contractors employed to paint the road markings were nowhere to be seen. He said he had two options, to complain or to take action.

He called in to follow up on the contractors and was only offered an excuse. So he used his initiative and contacted Vincent Naidoo, a retired municipal road marker with 35 years of experience. Vincent agreed to lend a helping hand and gave valuable advice to the men who assisted him in completing the project.

The entire project was completed by 17:20 pm on Friday afternoon, meaning the new road could now be used effectively and correctly.

The community are grateful for Vincent coming out of retirement to work on the project and make the roads a safer place. According to one community member, this isn’t the first time Vincent has helped out the community with road markings.

“Thanks to André Beetge for organising, LEOMAT for the construction of the road and Vincent Naidoo for coming out of retirement to complete the road with perfect road markings!!!” – Debra Anne Daniels

“Great, That’s what is needed to save our beautiful country, skills being passed down from the experienced…..we need to bring back the retirees not to work but coach and train.” – Thasigan Kevin Naidoo

“Great stuff Vincent. Much appreciated” – Ben Govender

Sources: Facebook
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