Sewage crisis continues in Metsimaholo under AIC control

Issued by Louis Van Heerden – DA Councillor Metsimaholo Local Municipality
27 Nov 2023 in Press Statements

Note to editors: Please find attached English and Afrikaans soundbites by Cllr Louis Van Heerden and Sesotho by Jafta Mokoena MPL.

A severe health threat stemming from the escalating sewage spillage in Metsimaholo Local Municipality, Ward 15, is cause for grave concern.

Since the initial complaints lodged with the Technical Department’s Management on 21 September 2023, and with no remedial action from the municipality, the sewage leak has transformed the Green Belt area behind Holten Street into an appalling marsh of hazardous sewerage. The residents residing near the Green Belt bear the brunt of this perilous situation, along with the hundreds of people utilising the pathways in the area.

We commit to applying pressure on the Technical Department Management to promptly address the sewerage blockage and rectify the affected areas. Simultaneously, we have initiated discussions with Executive Mayor Jack Malindi of the AIC and acting Municipal Manager Basi Motloung, demanding immediate action to resolve this pressing issue.

Regrettably, under the current leadership of Malindi, along with a Mayoral committee comprising members from ANC, EFF, MCA, and ATM, Metsimaholo has experienced a significant decline in responsiveness. The new appointees are grappling with the demands of their positions, leaving the community at a disadvantage.

The DA reiterates its unwavering commitment to service delivery and accountability, striving to ensure a better life for the people of Metsimaholo.