Msunduzi fuming at latest litter incidents

2015-06-17 06:01
PHOTO: supplied
Bins were emptied and litter strewn on Alan Paton Avenue by vandals.

PHOTO: supplied Bins were emptied and litter strewn on Alan Paton Avenue by vandals.

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

MSUNDUZI Municipality is fuming after vandals pushed over and emptied the city’s roadside bins along Alan Paton Avenue recently.

Municipal spokesperson Nqobile Madonda said municipal workers arrived to clean the streets in the morning and found heaps of litter strewn around empty bins along the Scottsville road.

“We are baffled at the appalling acts of litter being strewn outside the litter bins. At this stage, it is unknown how this incident happened as it seems to have been intentionally done,” said Madonda.

She said the municipality was aware of previous incidents in the area where bins were emptied and the contents thrown around, however, “this time it was major”.

“As the whole city knows and has been observing, we have been doing our best to keep PMB clean and have been making progress on that. However, such an incident takes us a few steps back when we should be moving forward. What we have seen is utter disrespect towards our city and all the efforts being made to improve our lives …” she said.

Madonda said disgruntled municipal workers immediately called their area manager to the scene, who captured the pictures.

“Anyone who sees this will be frustrated. How can they expect other people [municipal workers] to clean up when they did this intentionally?”

She said anyone who has information about who is responsible for this vandalism is asked to report it at the nearest police station

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.