Illegal dumping addressed

2018-04-18 06:01
Magoda Street before the illegal dumping site was cleared by the municipality.        Photos: Supplied

Magoda Street before the illegal dumping site was cleared by the municipality. Photos: Supplied

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Residents of Ward 7 in upper Magoda Street expressed their gratitude to the Sol Plaatje Municipality for cleaning an area that had become an illegal dumping site on Wednesday (11/04).

This follows complaints lodged with the municipality about the state of the road and the health risks that the rubbish posed to owners of homes nearby. Some residents blamed many of their own for being the culprits who put lives at risk.

Before the clean-up, the area located not far from No5, between the crèche and the AME church in Magoda Street, had not been accessible by car due to rubbish having been scattered all over the road.

Rosie Steenkamp, who stays nearby, revealed how she had ended up staying locked up in her house due to the health risks surrounding her.

“You should have seen the rats and creeping reptiles attracted by this rubbish. Since it had been raining, it had become worse with the unbearable stench,” said Steenkamp.

She said the culprits were known to the community, as they dumped their rubbish there in broad daylight and without shame.

“We are going to name and shame if they do this again, because the municipality advised us to do so. We will anonymously tip off the municipality so that they can be fined for putting our lives at risk, neighbour or no neighbour.”

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