Samwu members start to clean up rubbish left in city by strike

2011-09-01 00:00

MEMBERS of the South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) have begun the first phase of a clean-up campaign to rid the capital city of the piles of rubbish left lying around by striking workers.

Thulani Nzimande, local Samwu secretary, said the clean-up campaign started on Tuesday. “As members of Samwu, we have volunteered to work even after hours to ensure that the city is thoroughly cleaned up,” he said.

Nzimande said they had four trucks cleaning the city and already people could see the difference. He said their campaign will intensify once more of their members have been notified.

“We should be done cleaning the city and surrounding areas by Monday. We also ask the community to ensure they play their part by practising cleanliness and not dumping waste in prohibited areas,” he said.

Nzimande said, “Our phase two will be to clean the Council of all corrupt leaders who are still part of the municipality and we are also asking the public to support us in this aspect.”

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