BRYANSTON – Following confusion around the sudden closure of the Bryanston Post Office, it has been confirmed that the shutdown was due to non-payment of rent by the South African Post Office (Sapo).
The post office, which has allegedly been closed for weeks now, has left residents frustrated and looking for an explanation.
One resident spoke out on the closure, expressing frustration at the lack of communication from the entity on the matter.
“We’ve had no indication of when, or if, it will re-open, no directions as to what to do, other than a handwritten notice in the window [telling customers] to use the Bryanston West Post Office,” he said.
Cameron MacKenzie, shadow Deputy Minister for Telecommunications and Postal Services, clarified the matter, explaining that the non-payment came as a result of cash flow issues faced by the entity, which allegedly meant creditors were not paid.
“It was confirmed that the [South African] Post Office has not paid rental for several months now and that customers are being redirected to Rivonia Post Office,” he said.
He added that the existing consignments of mail and parcels that are in the post office remained locked up and that residents would not be able to collect them until the landlord opened the premises again.