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Smell from manhole dumping

Community Alert/ Rhona Riet/ Vaal-Gauteng/ 19 November 2016


This is Thembalethu flats in Zamdela, Sasolburg. The manhole is not covered as it’s a danger zone and situated just near the entrance, it ends up becoming very dangerous during rainy days and at night for people who late walk and more especially drunken youth. In Zamdela we have a lot of abandoned manholes and illegal dumping site, where at most people find solutions to rather dump solid waste inside these abandoned manholes, as this had now become a societal norm, and the smell coming from these dumped manholes turns horrible when it’s sunny and may lead to different illnesses.