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A broken sewerage pipe spilling its contents. Image: DA KZN.

eThekwini’s sewerage spill woes continue

Residents of a Durban township has accused their councillor of turning a blind eye as they suffer with sewerage spill into their homes.

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A broken sewerage pipe spilling its contents. Image: DA KZN.

Continued sewerage spills continues to plague the eThekwini Municipality and puts residents health at risk.

SEWERAGE SPILLS INTO HOMES

In a video posted on social media, sewerage can be seen filling into a residents home, especially imprisoning them in their home.

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In the video, a child can be seen standing on bricks, on the shallow end of the spill in order to access an outside basin.

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While a female who is capturing the video, questions how they will be able to leave the house or get their laundry down the line.

The laundry can be seen suspended on the washing just barely an arms length above the dirty water.

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COURT CASES

This year has been a bad year, with spillage sewerage cases pilling up.

Earlier this year, Ground Up revealed that residents in Siyanda B in KwaMashu had endured sewerage spill unabated for six years.

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Meanwhile, the ward 41 councillor Nhlanhla Sibisi, put the blame on residents, accusing them of blocking the residents of throwing rubbish into the sewerage system and blocking it.

Both ActionSA and the KZN Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (Edtea) have both opened cases against the municipality and officials.

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