Member of Parliament Michael Waters (DA) on Friday laid charges against the executive mayor of Ekurhuleni, Clr Mzwandile Masina, and the MMC for environment and waste, Clr Ndosi Shongwe.
The case for the contravention of the National Environment Management Act: Waste Act, 2008 was opened at Kempton Park Police Station.
On Friday 5 October 2018, DA Member of Parliament, Michael Waters laid charges against the Mayor of Ekurhuleni, Cllr Masina and the MMC for Environment and Waste, Cllr Shongwe for breaking the law in not providing regular weekly Refuse Collection Services to residents of Kempton Park as defined in the National Environmental Management: Waste Management Act article 4.6. Considering the impact of this gross dereliction of duty – impacting on all Kempton Park Residents for nearly a year – MP Waters trusts that the Police will investigate this issue with the required vigour and prosecute the Mayor and MMC to the full extent of the law.See our petition at http://bit.ly/2KZ9yM5
Posted by Democratic Alliance – DA Kempton Park and Edenvale Constituency on Friday, 5 October 2018
Waters also made reference to point 4.6 of the National Domestic Waste Collection Standards within the Act. Part of it states that ‘non-recyclable waste must be removed at least once a week’.
“This is not happening in Kempton Park and refuse is not being collected consistently at least once a week, and this has been going on since November last year,” said Waters.
“Masina and Shongwe need to investigate this matter.”
DA members Monki Baloyi and Graham Gersbach (MPL) accompanied Waters as he opened the case.
Affidavits from community members who do not receive regular refuse collection formed part of the supporting documents.