Apology: Suren Singh not fined for trash

2008-03-05 00:00

In a story headlined “Municipality to crack down on dumping in Timber Street” dated February 29, it was incorrectly stated in The Witness that building owner of the Shepstone House Building, Suren Singh, was fined R1 500 last year for illegal dumping.

Singh has never been fined for illegal dumping.

Information contained in the story was sourced in good faith from the strategic executive manager for community services and social equity, Zwelithini Hulane.

Hulane has since told the reporter, Thabisile Gumede, that the information he received from his officials was incorrect.

The error is regretted and The Witness apologises for any harm done to Singh.

Singh also pointed out that the refuse was dumped by occupants of Shepstone House and not by him and was cleared by him within 10 hours of being reported to him, and that he also removed rubble from neighbouring buildings, which had nothing to do with him.

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