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2016-06-23 06:00
PHOTOS: candyce krishna Lee Kruger with the dead fish.

PHOTOS: candyce krishna Lee Kruger with the dead fish.

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DESPITE several calls to the Ugu District Municipality call centre on Saturday, nobody came out to determine whether a sewage spill was the cause of fish dying at Faerie Glen Eco-Estate.

Faerie Glen resident Lee Kruger said he asked for a municipal manager or supervisor, but was told that nobody was available.

“I was given a reference number and never heard from anyone from Ugu again,” he said.

While him and his wife Liz were walking through the estate, they noticed a strange smell.

“It smelt like a sewage. We took a walk down to the river to feed the fish as we always do and noticed that some of them were dead, while others were battling to breath,” he said.

Kruger said he also saw effluent on the river which indicated that a sewage spill had caused the fish to die.

When the Fever contacted Kruger on Tuesday, he said nobody from Ugu had come to the estate and that more fish had died.

“This is an eco-estate. Nobody is allowed to have a pet and our duty as residents is to take care of the animal and plant life we are surrounded by. It’s shocking that the municipality does not care,” he added.

France Zama, spokesperson for Ugu District Municipality, said there was a minor sewage spill from the Margate 4A pump station leading to the Faerie Glen stream.

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