Piles of newspaper in river

2014-07-31 00:00

SOME keen-eyed Maritzburg residents spotted piles of Sunday Times newspapers dumped in the Msunduzi River at Camps Drift.

It appeared as if the papers were flung over the bridge and into the river. Two piles remained intact while one broke. By the time the piles were spotted there could have been well over 50 papers.

A resident who did not want to be named tried to go down the embankment to move the papers out of the water, but said the bank was too steep. Residents who say that they have become more cleanliness conscious since the Mandela Day, were not amused at finding the piles of dumped papers.

The Witness contacted the Times Media office in Durban and spoke to Clover Maistry. He was asked when the newspapers would be cleared. He said he would investigate among their distributors in the city.

He had not contacted The Witness by the time of going to press.

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