Msunduzi fuming at latest litter incidents

2015-06-11 09:59
Bins were emptied and litter strewn on Alan Paton Avenue by vandals on Tuesday night.

Bins were emptied and litter strewn on Alan Paton Avenue by vandals on Tuesday night. (Supplied)

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MSUNDUZI Municipality is fuming after vandals pushed over and emptied the city’s roadside bins along Alan Paton Avenue on Tuesday night.

Municipal spokesperson Nqobile Madonda said municipal workers arrived to clean the streets yesterday morning and found heaps of litter strewn around empty bins along the Scottsville road.

“We are baffled at the appalling acts of litter being strewn outside the litter bins. At this stage, it is unknown how this incident happened as it seems to have been intentionally done,” said Madonda.

She said the municipality was aware of previous incidents in the area where bins were emptied and the contents thrown around, however, “this time it was major”.

“As the whole city knows and has been observing, we have been doing our best to keep Pietermaritzburg clean and have been making progress on that. However, such an incident takes us a few steps back when we should be moving forward. What we have seen is utter disrespect towards our city and all the efforts being made to improve our lives …” she said.

Madonda said disgruntled municipal workers immediately called their area manager to the scene, who captured the pictures.

“Anyone who sees this will be frustrated. How can they expect other people [municipal workers] to clean up when they did this intentionally?”

She said anyone who has information about who is responsible for this vandalism is asked to report it at the nearest police station

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