Waste-pickers steal woman’s cellphone at Pietermaritzburg dump site

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Waste-pickers scour through piles of rubbish dumped outside the New England Road landfill.
Waste-pickers scour through piles of rubbish dumped outside the New England Road landfill.

“It was terrifying!”

This is how a woman from Lincoln Meade described her ordeal where her cellphone was snatched from her car at the municipal dump site on New England Road on Wednesday.

Charmaine Koekemoer (58) told Weekend Witness that she went to the landfill site to dump her domestic refuse, accompanied by her gardener.

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