WATCH: DA to lay charges against mayor about inconsistent refuse removal

Michael Waters, DA MP.

Member of Parliament, Michael Waters (DA), intends to lay charges against the executive mayor of Ekurhuleni, Clr Mzwandile Masina, and the MMC for environment and waste, Clr Ndosi Shongwe, for the violation of the National Environment Management Act: Waste Act.

Waters will lay the charges at Kempton Park Police Station on Friday morning.

Waters said refuse had not been consistently collected at least once a week in Kempton Park for more than 10 months.

MP Michael Waters to lay Charges against Mayor and MMC Shongwe

Member of Parliament, Michael Waters (DA), has announced that he intends to lay charges against the Mayor of Ekurhuleni, Mr Mzwandile Masina and MMC for Environment and Waste Ndosi Shongwe for violation of the National Environment Management Act: Waste Act in that refuse has not consistently been collected at least once a week in Kempton Park for more than 10 months

Posted by Democratic Alliance – DA Kempton Park and Edenvale Constituency on Wednesday, 3 October 2018

In the meantime, ward 15 councillor Gideon van Zyl ( Birchleigh, Van Riebeeck Park and a section of Glen Marais) on Thursday morning said the refuse situation in the ward had still not been resolved.

He said after speaking to the manager for the region on Thursday morning, the following undertaking was given by him regarding Ward 15:

1. This week all collections will keep on running a day late. So Van Riebeeck Park collection day is Friday for this week. Next week should be back to the normal day.

2. The last backlog from Birchleigh will be cleared on Thursday morning.

3. Van Riebeeck Park bins that were not emptied last week, will be serviced on Friday as well, so no refuse collection in Van Riebeeck Park on Thursday – neither the backlog nor scheduled collection.

4. All black bags will be collected, irrespective if it is overflow from late collection or generated because they cannot replace your stolen or broken bin.

5. Dumped bags will be cleaned separately from the grab truck. No schedule has been given for this.

6. New wheelie bins to replace stolen bins will only be available after October 22. This is an approximate date, but according to him, the Kempton Park depot has been prioritised.

Van Zyl said: “There was no commitment made either in this discussion or the meeting with the HOD on Tuesday about refunds for services not rendered to the community. It was requested by councillors in Tuesday’s meeting, but neither the COO nor the HOD responded to the statement.”

 

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