Demands for an investigation,calls for resignations,and a protest march followed in the wake of Maritzburg Sun’s exclusive exposé last week of tender corruption and job-for-pals at the beleaguered Msunduzi Municipality.
The Msunduzi Municipality will soon be subjected to a full blown investigation by the Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Department after receiving requests from senior officials for such an intervention.
The GroundWork environmental group has lambasted the Msunduzi Municipality for the lack of safety regulations following the death of the New England Road landfill site waste picker.
The winds of political change came gusting through the city on Monday when a coalition of political activists marched through the CBD demanding the recall of city leaders.
Cleland residents are still having to deal with raw sewage running through their property despite the matter being highlighted to the municipality several weeks ago.
A clamp down on the filthiest areas in Pietermaritzburg’s city centre continued last week with Msunduzi mayor Themba Njilo and general manager of Economic and Sustainable Development, Dr Ray Ngcobo, cracking the whip on illegal operations during the “Conscious Fridays” clean-up campaign on Thursday and Friday.
Umngeni Water has released a list of areas that will be affected by a 26-hour water shutdown on November 21 and 22.
Amid renewed calls for the relocation of the New England Road Landfill site, after the recent fire that covered the city in a blanket of smoke, the municipality has admitted that it is currently looking at alternatives for a new site.
Outraged residents left in the dark some for nearly 135 hours are contemplating legal action as well as approaching Eskom directly to create alternate supply-grids.
While residents do their best to conserve water in the midst of prolonged drought conditions, a faulty sensor on one of Umgeni Water’s main reservoirs supplying the city has resulted in over 1.2 million litres of water going down the drain.
Although Easter is about celebrating the resurrection of Jesus, many city residents had not expected to celebrate the much-loved occasion in darkness and without their favourite traditional Easter Sunday meals.