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Councillor claims to sort out lack of rubbish removal in 2 weeks

Written by Thandiwe Zamisa
No rubbish removal in Imbali for 3 years

No rubbish removal in Imbali for 3 years

For the past three years, there has been no rubbish removal in Imbali Unit 13 in Pietermaritzburg, and residents dump their rubbish all over the streets.

Rubbish is all over the place and there is a strong smell, yet kids are playing near it and some have to jump over the rubbish to go to the nearby Xolani Spaza shop.

“It’s been three years since we last had garbage collectors. The situation is very bad because kids plays there and we pass there if we going to town because our taxi stops is there,it is really a health hazards,” said Phindile Mkhize a 33year old high school teacher.

Ward 18 Councillor Sindi Gwala admitted that the community last had rubbish removed by the municipality three years ago.

“Yes, it’s true that it has been three years since the community had garbage removed but I’m working it on it. Early this year, we had some trucks removing the rubbish,” said Gwala.

“We also know that its difficult for the community to dig their own pits but I’m working on it. I will make sure its sorted out within two weeks” she said.

About the author

Thandiwe Zamisa

Thandiwe MaZanqinqi Zamisa is an OurHealth Citizen Journalist reporting from Umgungundlovu District in KZN.