KZN Education Department can't say when sewage problem will be fixed

2009-11-06 00:00

THE KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education is aware of the “big stink” in one of its buildings, but it is not clear when the problem will be fixed.

The Witness received complaints from staff working at the Metropolitan Building in Pietermaritz Street who said it is becoming unbearable to cope with the smell of sewage, believed to have been caused by a burst pipe, close to two weeks ago.

They said the employees who are parked at the lower level have to tread cautiously to avoid stepping in the waste.

Department spokesperson Mbali Thusi said the department has been told about the problem and that it is being attended to. She dismissed claims that the problem has not been fixed as a result of financial difficulties.

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