Dukathole residents are demanding better living conditions.
As part of the mayoral outreach program “Masisebenzeni,” the mayor recently toured the area, inspecting service delivery and engaging with the community.
Nkosinathi Malaza, a resident, expressed frustration, stating that despite officials’ visits and meetings, no substantial changes have been witnessed. Malaza stressed the urgent need for enhanced service delivery and improved living conditions.
The grievances of Dukathole residents predominantly revolve around concerns of illegal dumping, sewage leaks, and lack of electricity supply.
Malaza emphasised the distressing reality of residents adapting to such appalling circumstances, highlighting constant sewage flow, compromised child safety, and health hazards.
Ward 35 Councillor Ntuthuzelo Mpambani acknowledged the prolonged issues and efforts to engage relevant departments for resolutions.
Mpambani stressed the urgency of addressing electricity access, noting residents’ willingness to pay for services if infrastructure permits.
He further revealed recommendations for a re-blocking initiative, providing community service stands and aiming to solve sanitation issues, curb illegal electricity connections, and provide land ownership.
As Dukathole residents’ appeals continue, the broader struggle for improved living standards and equitable service delivery is illuminated.
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