Mayor considers guards at illegal dumping hotspots

2018-12-12 06:01
Mayor Themba Njilo supervises cleaning work on Dr Chota Motala (Old Greytown) road yesterday. PHOTO: Ian Carbutt

Mayor Themba Njilo supervises cleaning work on Dr Chota Motala (Old Greytown) road yesterday. PHOTO: Ian Carbutt

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

MSUNDUZI mayor Themba Njilo has warned that the City will name and shame those caught dumping illegally.

Njilo also stated that he is considering deploying security guards to illegal dumping hotspots to nab offenders.

This comes after the mayor conducted oversight visits to several efforts by the City to clean the northern areas on the back of a mass community meeting held recently where residents aired their grievances.

Residents complained of the poor condition of the roads, illegal dumping, and unkempt grass.

As diggers cleared rubbish strewn at the top of Chota Motala (Old Greytown) Road, Njilo said he was fed up with the constant dumping.

“This is not the first time I’ve been here to clear this road. We must name and shame those who dump, then they will learn their lesson.”

Njilo said he had given the roads department this week to address roads that were in a bad condition.

The roads in question include Gaysingh and Bombay roads; Bangalore Road; Kalappa and Saraswati roads; Khan and South roads; Balhambra Way; and Olympia Way.

“The parks department will cut grass that is overgrown,” he said.

“I have instructed those in the electricity department to drive around and identify street lights that aren’t working and attend to them.”

Meanwhile, the DA have questioned why they were not officially notified about the mass community meeting, despite three wards being under their stewardship, and have accused Msunduzi of using the meeting to campaign ahead of elec-tions.

Councillor Naleni Naidoo said in a letter that only DA wards were “chosen for the meeting”, despite the northern areas including wards controlled by other par- ties.

Njilo, however, denied this, and said he was simply invited to the meeting by community members.

He said unhappy DA members could use the proper channels to complain if they have a grievance.

NEXT ON NEWS24X

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 

Enter the examination number or search by province or school (NSC Students) to view results.

/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.