Bad odour over for residents of Soshanguve
RESIDENTS of Block AA in Soshanguve said the sewage problem that has plagued the area since the beginning of the year has finally been repaired.
Resident Elizabeth Tshabalala said the drainage system started spewing human waste into their yards at the beginning of the year.
Tshabalala said they had been calling the City of Tshwane to look into the matter long before workers arrived at the weekend to attend to it.
She said the situation made it difficult for them to cross the street.
The water was also entering houses.
Tshabalala said their gardens were being ruined, and her flowers were covered in green layers she didn’t recognise.
“Every day we wake up to this, and it smells so bad. We have not stopped calling the municipality.
“This is not how people should live. We shouldn’t have to beg the government to do their job,” she said.
One of her neighbours said it was not healthy for them to be living in that state for so long.
To deal with the situation residents said they kept their doors and windows closed to keep out the smell.
Tshabalala said City workers arrived on Saturday to repair the system.