City businessman leads major cleanup

2011-01-24 00:00

A CITY businessman is on a mission to “take back the city” in a major cleanup funded at his own cost.

Shameer Malani of Crescent Car Sales braved the rainy weather yesterday to collect litter and cut verges along parts of Mountain Rise and the lower CBD.

Malani was joined by a team of gardeners armed with brush-cutters and other helpers as they spent the weekend cleaning up certain areas in Pietermaritzburg, including parts of Royston Road, Manning Avenue, Jabu Ndlovu Street, Langalibalele Street, Temple Street and Church Street.

He told The Witness that in the light of the municipality’s inadequacies, his aim is to “take back the city” by improving the public environment.

“I challenge other residents and businesspeople to stop complaining and help clean up the city.

“Businesses and others can start by cleaning up the areas around where they operate and live.”

Malani added that he would like to set up a specific day in February for a major clean-up of Pietermaritzburg.

He said he paid for the services of five gardeners with brush-cutters and was assisted by a team of about 17 people.

“Considering that Pietermaritzburg lacks many amenities, I would also be willing to finance about 200 joggers’ taps in the city,” said Malani.

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