Sewage leaks into Joburg licence centre

2011-02-10 14:36

Johannesburg - The booking system for drivers' and learners' licences at Langlaagte testing centre was shut down on Thursday after sewage leaked into the offices, said Johannesburg metro police.

"There was a problem with the sewerage system [on Wednesday] and all the bad stuff started leaking into the offices," said spokesperson Edna Mamonyane.

"Plumbers were called in and worked until 10:30 this morning, but when the staff walked back into the office, they discovered that the system used to book and renew drivers' licences was down."

She said people waiting in queues at the centre were very frustrated, but that the situation had been explained to them.

She hoped the system would be up and running again "shortly".

  • Allin - 2011-02-10 14:48

    We all know it's always been a shyte place, so what's new?

      Ponkie - 2011-02-10 18:44

      Why do they want bother about sewage leaking into the place no? There has been a daily sewage leak for a long time, that is their employees entering the building.

      Jenna - 2011-02-11 07:35

      I think it is quite normal for a turd world country.

  • dseedat - 2011-02-10 14:48

    must be shitty business going on there

  • stargazeraisling - 2011-02-10 14:52

    awh crap !!! LOL

  • Chris - 2011-02-10 14:55

    welcome to the future of south africa - please don't let it upset you if you see human feaces slides by you when standing in the queue looking at the person before you, and the one at your back stumping you every time - talking to his buddy while you wonder "is my family save & planning how you going to escape should a toi toi brake out" because the system is down.

      BigD - 2011-02-10 15:44

      @ brokennews. What a crap answer. Maybe you are used to the crap in our government/municipal services. But many of us are not and we are not expats. Bloody agent

  • James - 2011-02-10 14:55

    I bet this was all as a result of the morons doing f**k**l maintenance again.

  • GTFO - 2011-02-10 15:04


      GTFO - 2011-02-10 15:04

      how ironic...

  • rodneykdc - 2011-02-10 15:06

    Sewerage has leaked into the whole SA government in the last 17 years

      York Hunt - 2011-02-10 15:39

      Leaked? It has flooded into government and every other A-N-C muncipality!

      Ian - 2011-02-10 16:19

      le buwa masepa fela metete ya lona e me pink :)

      ricsmi33 - 2011-02-10 23:29

      fuck, 17 years already, dam

  • Bartman - 2011-02-10 15:10

    It has always been a shyte place, now its full of shyte!!!!!

  • willie werkie - 2011-02-10 15:11

    Now you can smell the service.

  • Johan - 2011-02-10 15:14

    Maybe it's the opening of parliament.

      York Hunt - 2011-02-10 15:40

      Now that's some funny sh1t!!!

  • Beverley - 2011-02-10 15:19

    maybe if all the "crap" pipes started leaking everywhere - the stench will get so bad - they might actually start doing something about all the blocked drains and pipes there are - LOL - what a stinker!!

      bill - 2011-02-10 15:23

      Some of them would feel right at home.

      Beverley - 2011-02-10 15:33

      and they got they day off - AGAIN!!

  • Madelane - 2011-02-10 15:29

    Brilliant.....yet again evidence of the slack or non exsistent maintenance undertaken by the various municipalities with all these talking heads actually doing nothing.

  • crocoros - 2011-02-10 15:33

    Ha ha ha ha they now literally sitting in the S***. They always causing it.

  • PB - 2011-02-10 15:34

    Now you are in the sh&t! Wish in his speech today JZ could have "maintenance" declared #1 word for 2011. But then again, that might remind him too much of the 22(and counting) kids he is supposed to pay maintenance on...

      Bonzo - 2011-02-10 15:39

      ho ho. nice one, PB

  • coolwaynie - 2011-02-10 15:34

    Did anyone tell them that the longdrops need to be emptied every now and again...

  • mike881 - 2011-02-10 15:36

    Ha,Ha could not have happened to a more deserving (useless) bunch. Revenge for their rudeness and arrogance - ever tried to get a booking - what a joke!

  • Limpopoist - 2011-02-10 15:38

    Welcome to so called world class city....

  • JuluisMalema - 2011-02-10 15:39

    If I have it correctly that municipality falls under the ANC. Vote for the ANC and we give you Shitty water so you can die and go to heaven. Licence centre's are always full of sh(t this proofs it. And with that we open Parliament.

  • Bonzo - 2011-02-10 15:41

    Please keep this flood of ordure to the north of the Vaal. Sorry, Vaalies, you don't deserve it either - but it's the folk you've put in place to manage Gauteng.

  • York Hunt - 2011-02-10 15:42

    News24, can you please put up some photos. Please !!!

      abriej - 2011-02-10 16:08 Source of the problema:

      Beverley - 2011-02-10 17:45

      @abriej - BRILLIANT!!!

  • Stylin - 2011-02-10 15:44

    They need to screen their employees better to prevent future sewage from leaking into the centre.LOL

  • JudithNkwe - 2011-02-10 15:45

    Pity it hasn't leaked into the mayoral chambers, then he might get that there is a crisis

  • warr - 2011-02-10 15:54

    Wasn’t there always sewage in that department?

  • Snoopy88 - 2011-02-10 15:55

    ha ha! Any way we can arrange for the same fate to befall the Milnerton licensing department..? I hope they were covered in it... deserve it for the shyte service and crappy attitude!

  • Faansie - 2011-02-10 15:58

    Oh well.What a crappy business

  • briansmith702 - 2011-02-10 15:59

    Another ANC success!! I bet Zuma won't mention this tonight!! Bloody fools that they are. Never learn.

  • Iron John - 2011-02-10 16:00

    A lovely graphic symbolism for the greater reality in this country.

  • GBES - 2011-02-10 16:11

    Who is causing all this k*k?

  • RFC1795 - 2011-02-10 16:12

    Inside job, anything to get a few paid days off work ... "Eish, k@k .. now I must stay home"

  • ZACKIE - 2011-02-10 16:35

    why am i suprised these guys are full of crap hope they drown in the brown stuff

  • peter - 2011-02-10 16:38

    S*** happens

  • Nice Guy - 2011-02-10 16:47

    Get the employees to lick it up

  • Proud SA - 2011-02-10 16:54

    just like the department. Takes them 17 years to notice the shyte is coming in!!! Parliment next! maybe in another 17 years!!!

  • Great White - 2011-02-10 17:14

    It's going to be difficult to tell one turd from the other...

  • Lindinha - 2011-02-10 17:44

    Hahahahaha... this is sooooo funny.

  • Kiff - 2011-02-11 10:14

    We are living in a "turd" world country!

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