Noisy taxis still at Blue Lagoon

2013-10-08 00:00

DESPITE promises by Metro Police to control the noise level at Blue Lagoon, the problem continues, say residents who live near the uMgeni River.

Resident Lee Jarrett, who lives in a complex opposite Blue Lagoon on the Durban North side of the uMgeni River, has in the last three weeks expressed her anger and frustration about the noise levels.

A few days after The Witness reported on the incident, Metro Police spokesperson Eugene Msomi issued an on-air public apology on East Coast Radio to the residents in the area and announced that the issue would be sorted out immediately.

Jarrett said despite the assurances, she had to lay a complaint with the police again this past Saturday as the noise and disruptions continued.

“I have complained quite a few times, but still nothing has been done. Despite Mr Msomi’s public apology, the noise continues. I am truly fed up with it now because no one listens to our grievances,” said Jarrett.

“I don’t think it is fair to me or anyone else who has to spend so much money just trying to get some peace and quiet at night.

“I make about four to five calls a night complaining about the loud music and other disturbing noises that carry on till about 3 am.”

Several attempts were made to contact Msomi, who eventually asked that he be called back. Thereafter he could not be reached.

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