EFF will fight to resolve sewage challenges in Mangaung: Malema – SABC News

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) chief Julius Malema says his get together will take up the fight to resolve sewerage challenges in the Mangaung Metro Municipality.

He says the municipality needs to be ashamed because it has the capability, however fails to ship. Malema was on an oversight inspection in areas which have been affected by sewage spills in Bloemfontein. Residents say they’ve been battling the issue for a while.

There are 4 manholes overflowing with sewage in only one road, making it troublesome for residents to stroll and transfer round.

Residents say this poses well being hazards, as they’ll’t bear the stench that comes with it. The uncooked sewage is flowing into individuals’s yards and houses.

One of the residents says, “We have a big problem with sewer, especially in the locations. We can’t tolerate this, we have several times talked to the councillors, even the new ones are saying they are just starting but this is continuing.”

“Sewage issues affect the health of people, totally it is not good,” says one other resident.

The Mangaung Metro has attributed the challenges to the overburdened infrastructure.

Spokesperson of Mangaung Metro Qondile Khedama says, “We are working on an immediate plan to deal with these spillages. But also, the executive mayor in his 100 days program will be dealing with the long-term infrastructure challenges that are there in the city. We want to assure the community of Mangaung that this is the matter that is receiving the utmost attention. We understand that the hygiene of the community is highly affected, and we want to apologise. All the inquiries that are brought to the attention of the city are being attended”.

EFF chief Julius Malema says political variations needs to be put apart and that every one events should work collectively for service supply to be prioritised.

“The whole night they were fixing even now they are there still fixing. They are saying they are not from the municipality, they got hired this morning. One of the ANC people in ward 1, who was defending the councillor saying that he is new, he doesn’t know anything and there’s no money. If you say there’s no money, where did the money come from between yesterday and today”.

Malema says his get together will take up this matter to Parliament.

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