City marathon: rubbish rage

2011-02-24 00:00

UNLESS action is taken soon, this is the view that will greet thousands of Weekend Witness Maritzburg Marathon runners and their families on the home straight in Geere Street this weekend.

Carbineers’ Regimental Sergeant Major Ben Tarr said: “I try to keep our base clean and the verge around the drill hall looking neat, and we have this overflowing skip right next to the entrance” said Tarr.

Marathon race director John Hall said they needed to find solutions to many questions relating to the race’s route, lighting and appearance — functions that were and should still be those of the Msunduzi Municipality.

“The mayor announced at our media launch at the end of January that city management realised the importance of major sporting events to the city and that the infrastructure would be in place to serve the community and showcase the capital city.

“Yet, I don’t even know if there will be a traffic officer on duty to assist in the safety of all road users, runners and motorists alike,” he said.

Hall appealed to citizens to drive cautiously on Sunday morning if travelling near the race route.

Msunduzi Municipality spokesperson Brian Zuma admitted council had fallen short in terms of service delivery, but that it was improving slowly, although some events have been inconvenienced. “The programme of lighting up the streets is well under way. The grass cutting [Grasshopper] and road maintenance programmes have also begun,” he said.

To volunteer help for the event, e-mail info@pmb42.co.za.

Visit www.pmb42.co.za for information on the race and route.

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