ON Saturday the NMB Stadium once again hosted an event with absolutely no regard for the residents in the area. This event was apparently a liquor company launch.
The music started in the afternoon and carried on until approximately 2am. I attended a braai with friends in Mill Park and the noise could be heard quite clearly from there, so I can only imagine what the nearby stadium residents had to endure.
The windows of my house were vibrating due to the noise level. I feel desperately sorry for pupils who are trying to study for matric.
Our neighbour is an ICU nursing sister and her shift started at 7am on Sunday. After perhaps three hours sleep she had to report for duty and attend to people who are seriously ill.
Obviously stadium management and the company involved could not care about the impact of their selfish behaviour upon any normal person.
Buli Ngomane stated in your paper recently that she would look into the level of noise emanating from the stadium ("Rugby body in charge", October 2), but clearly that was said tongue in cheek as she has shown that she and stadium management don't really care. It is the bottom line after all that is important.
A warning to anyone contemplating purchasing a house within a 5km radius of the stadium: if you enjoy a good night's sleep, please look elsewhere to spend your hard-earned cash. Stadium management do not care about you and it seems that this is going to be an ongoing occurrence.
I just wonder if they will reimburse residents for the loss of their property value due to their complete lack of concern for residents.
Phone calls to 10111 of course were fruitless, regardless of the fact that the level of noise must have been way above decibel level guidelines. So much for being able to rely on the law defending the innocent.
It is a very sad state of affairs that the company involved and especially stadium management happily flout the law and to hell with the residents. Perhaps Buli should publish her contact telephone number so she may be contacted in the event of further disturbances.
Collett Schmidt, Parsons Hill, Port Elizabeth