Municipal by-laws ‘disregarded’ - resident disgruntled

2017-09-22 06:00
Photo: siphelele nketoRubbish on the corner of Groom and Hawthorn streets where tyres are allegedly burnt by prostitutes to keep warm at night.

Photo: siphelele nketoRubbish on the corner of Groom and Hawthorn streets where tyres are allegedly burnt by prostitutes to keep warm at night.

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A KOKSTAD resident is worried about municipal by-laws that are being ignored by residents.
The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, told Fever that the Greater Kokstad Municipality is soft on those who don’t abide to the by-laws.

“At night sex workers keep warm by burning tyres on the corner of Groom and Hawthorn streets and no one stops them. They are making the town filthy.”
He complained about water leaks in some streets and the meter taxis that operate in Hope Street

“I am worried about ratepayers’ money that is wasted because of water leaks. The municipality must also repair potholes.”

In response to a media inquiry, Nomzekelo Selani from Greater Kokstad Municipality communication office said the municipality is aware of these concerns, however, there are programmes that deal with people who fail to comply with municipal by-laws.

She said the municipality is talking to the SAPS, Department of Social Development, Health and NGOs to find a solution to what makes young girls engage in prostitution.

Responding to the meter taxi concern, Selani said meter taxis have legal permission to operate in Hope Street and programmes are in place to deal with anyone who fails to comply with municipal by-laws.



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