Taxi rank: loos still locked

2012-10-26 00:00

THE toilets at Port Shepstone’s taxi rank remain under lock and key. Four months ago the Hibiscus Coast Municipality closed them, citing problems with vandalism.

Commuters, meanwhile, continue to ablute at the back of the building and one entrepreneur remains in business, providing buckets for people to urinate into, then throwing the sewage away.

Dimema Dimema, speaking on their behalf, pleaded with authorities to fix and open the facilities, saying: “It is the infringement of the commuters’ basic constitutional right to close their toilets.”

One taxi rank hawker, who asked not to be named, said: “People urinate behind the closed toilets. That is a health hazard and the smell that comes from that area is unbearable.”

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