Tunatazama - Community Monitors

Illegal dumping

By: Vusi Mabaso, VEMJA Mpumalanga Emalahleni, 2018/04/20

I am from Mpumalanga Emalahleni formally known as Witbank in the area called ext 10. This is how the waste is dumped all over the road between the clinic and Isibindi community feeding scheme for children who are underprivileged. According to the helper at Isibindi the children sometimes play with things taken from the illegal dump such as syringes, used condoms tablets,unfinished medicines etc. We consulted the ward councillor to remove the dump as it is next to the clinic and the feeding scheme for children but he told us that he is aware of the dump but he won’t remove it as the people know that what they are doing is wrong. We therefore decided to go to the municipality whereby they agreed to collect the dump next week. My duty is to raise awareness on the day of the removal of the dump to the nearby community so that they can stop anyone trying to dump there as we agreed with the councilor that the road should be closed for good after cleaning.

Story by Laurence Mabaso from VEM