THABAZIMBI – The Thabazimbi Local Municipality is totally failing in their function of refuse removal. Travel through town and you will realise this. This is exceptionally obvious at Thabazimbi Hospital and its neighbour, Mediclinic, a Private Hospital.
Litter is thrown from First Avenue up to Hospital Street. According to the municipality this is caused by the baboons ravishing the mega rubbish containers set out for occupants of the neighbouring flats.
According to Mediclinic e-mails, the last time the rubbish was removed on 24 March and since then there was no removal. The last plead to remove the rubbish was made on Friday 10 April 2015.
Reaction received from TLM was on 2 March made by Mr Nkoana Julian, referring to the last removal “I Have done an inspection today and I will ensure that it is emptied by the end of Business tomorrow. I apologize for the inconvenience we might have caused”.
This situation carries back to 9 July 2014, with a plea from Mediclini “Can you please urgently assist with the refuse removal at Mediclinic Thabazimbi”.
Rubish has been removed on the following dates for June 2014: 13 June 2014; 18 June 2014. No removal since 18 June 2014 has been done until the new plea for removal in 2015.
The refuse at the flats next to the hospital also was not removed – the baboons have scattered the refuse all over the road – it is not a positive view of Thabazimbi for any visitors / members of the community when they drive past the refuse towards the hospitals. A Hospital is supposed to portray a hygienic picture – driving towards the hospital, this does not happen.
This rubbish is also a health risk for the community of Thabazimbi.
It is especially the upper section of Thabazimbi that is hardest hit by the lack of rubbish removal on Mondays, their scheduled day for rubbish removal. Since Municipal workers refuse to work on public holidays, the government has also introduced a law that when the public holiday concedes with a Sunday, the Monday is also a holiday.
This section does not only miss out on public holidays that fall on a Monday but also on those falling on a Sunday.
Are we really taking our town back to the unhygienic dark Africa or are our executive officers in this town enriching themselves on money, which is meant for gathering litter, by pocketing it for their extravagant houses and cars?
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