Bad odour over for res­i­dents of Soshanguve

Pretoria News - - METRO - CHELSEA NTULI chelsea.ntuli@inl.co.za

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.

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