Bus rank of disgrace

2016-07-22 06:00
Human faeces outside toilet at the taxi rank. Photo: Siphelele Nketo

Human faeces outside toilet at the taxi rank. Photo: Siphelele Nketo

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PEOPLE working at a busy Kokstad bus rank have to clean human faeces that is scattered next to their vendor stands every morning.

This has resulted in hawkers refusing to pay rent for their stand place as agreed to.

Fever visited the bus rank of Kokstad and human faeces was everywhere, and it is worse right next to the toilers.

Sbusiso Nxangashe, who sells food to bus and taxi commuters spoke to Fever.

“Every day I have to sweep away the faeces next to my place before I start cooking. The situation is unbearable but we can’t leave because people want our food.”

Those who sell fruit there have said they will no longer pay rent for their stands if their area is not cleaned by the municipality.

Inside the toilets the mess is the same and the sinks are broken and the outside tap is also broken.

“Commuters and residents pee next to our stands. I don’t blame them because the old toilet is full of human faeces and people can’t go inside,” said a woman who sells sweets at the rank.

Masinama Godlimpi, who also selling sweets blamed people for not using the toilets to relieve them. She said the rank has no tap where they get water to drink or use for business purposes.

“I have to buy water from shops or take a two-litre bottle of water from home. Life is hell here, we want to support our children by selling sweets, but the municipality must make sure that this place is clean all the time and build us new toilets.”

Greater Kokstad Municipal spokesperson Sabelo Ncwane said the municipality is going to attend the problem.

“The municipality asks the public to be responsible and not to relieve themselves just anywhere.”

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