Plato gets his hands dirty

2019-05-16 06:00
Cape Town mayor Dan Plato took to the streets of Lwandle as part of a cleaning operation last Friday (10 May).

Cape Town mayor Dan Plato took to the streets of Lwandle as part of a cleaning operation last Friday (10 May).

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In a move to demonstrate the importance of keeping the environment clean and healthy Dan Plato got his hands dirty during a clean-up operation in Lwandle last week.

The Cape Town mayor had his hands full as he swept Dumisani and Yotho Streets, cleaned the drains and picked up debris. The visit on Friday 10 May was Plato’s fifth stop in the metropole, in his bid to create awareness about the cleanliness in communities.

“Today is the fifth stop on my official campaign against grime, which is aimed at educating members of the public about keeping our communities clean and reporting illegal dumping to enhance the work that is done by the City of Cape Town’s Solid Waste Department,” he said.

“Members of staff from this department do their best to keep areas clean with regular refuse removal and other cleansing services, but residents must be responsible and not litter.”

Plato said the cleanliness of neighbourhood public spaces means that children have a space to play and enjoy without their health being harmed.

“The scourge of illegal dumping and littering must be stopped. Illegal dumping is also against the law. Vehicles that are used in illegal dumping may be confiscated and a release fee of nearly R16 000 will be charged, over-and-above the fines that are issued for dumping. Please act and report illegal dumping,” he pleaded with the community.

V To report illegal dumping, phone the City’s call centre on 0860 103 089.


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