Pelham’s illegal poster problems

2016-10-26 06:00

AN angry Pelham resident contact Maritzburg Fever offices last week complaining about posters being erected along New Scotland and College roads promoting penis enlargements and fairness creams, among other illegal traditional healer offerings.

Moosa Ahmed said he was astonished to drive along the roads on his way home and see workers putting up posters in the middle of the day.

“I approached them and asked them if they knew what they were doing was illegal.

“They just said to me they were doing their job and that I should call the number on the poster if I had a problem.

“I tried calling various law enforcement departments to come through and get the posters taken down, but to no avail,” said Ahmed.

According to Thobeka Mafumbatha, marketing and communications manager for Msunduzi Municipality, the municipality have partnered up Safe City to assist in identifying the culprits, with the hope of better enforcement.

“The proliferation of these pasted posters has not gone unnoticed and has become quite a challenge to monitor and enforce as the culprits mainly operate between 10pm and 2am.

“We are also within the procurement process of appointing a service provider to assist with all clean-up of illegal advertising within the city limits.

“Where posters are hung the signs inspectors remove these.

“Signs inspectors are also developing a database of all hot spots within all wards within the city, so that once the service provider has been appointed, the clean-up will move with haste,” she said.

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