Severe Pollution of “Dorpspruit” and Assegaai River – A recent visit to the “Tweelingbruggies” revealed shocking, nonnature conserving, circumstances.
The first thing one becomes aware of when alighting from one’s vehicle, is the ghastly stench that fills the atmosphere. It smells of pure, old sewerage … A mere glance at the “water” in the river confirms all such suspicions. Could the foam that is sometimes found at the nearby low water bridge indicate an overflow at the sewerage station in Kempville? Could the colour and smell of the water even possibly indicate the presence of blood from a place where animals are slaughtered? The black colour of the water is definitely a sure sign of a severe degree of pollution. The trash lying around there, especially in the water is to weep about.
No movement could be seen in the water and no birds were present during our visit to the area. Is this really óur Assegaai River? Surely it can’t be, previously one could even go fishing there … The Mkhondo Municipality was asked to comment on the situation and they immediately reacted, and conducted their own visit to the area. Investigations into the matter are underway and their press release is now awaited by the Excelsior News. Nadat ‘n besoek aan die area by die Tweelingbruggies erge waterbesoedeling getoon het, is die Mkhondo Munisipaliteit genader vir kommentaar en ondersoek word tans deur hulle ingestel na die toedrag van sake. Hulle het ook onmiddellik gereageer en self ‘n besoek aan die terrein gebring. Die Excelsior Nuus wag tans op hulle persverklaring