Refuse removal. On Wednesday, 6 June, municipal workers went on strike regarding various general disputes with the Mkhondo Local Municipality and this resulted in service delivery not taking place.
Community members started to ask questions about their refuse removal and the Executive Mayor of Mkhondo, Honourable Cllr. V.M. Motha, together with Councillors I.
Brussow and R. Wilson decided to take matters into their own hands and collected the rubbish bags from the town’s properties. Speaker Cllr. G.T. Nkosi, together with other councillors also joined and helped to remove the rubbish.
At around 15:30 on Wednesday, a few workers, together with the Mayor and Councillors began to collect rubbish bags and disposed of them at the Mkhondo dumpsite. Early on Thursday morning, the Mayor called a meeting with the employees but at the time of publication, the outcome had not yet been made available to the Excelsior News.
The workers were back at work on Thursday, 7 June, and it seems that the grievances were all resolved. Thank you to the Mayor of Mkhondo and the Councillors for being an example to all. Thank you to the community members who were also willing to assist in getting the job done.