Phumlani Village: Communal toilets that are overflowing with human faeces

A protest erupted at a township near Pelican Park on Thursday morning.

EWN reporter, Monique Mortlock spend the morning at the scene. She says there were burnt tyres and rubble on the Strandfontein road leading to Pelican Park. She adds that there were two Nyala vehicles with police officers who were monitoring the situation.

We then spoke to a few community leaders who offered to show us why there protesting.

Monique Mortlock, EWN Reporter

Mortlock says the community leaders ushered them deeper into the Phumlani Village where they were met with sewage and dirt.

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They also showed us the communal toilets that are overflowing with human faeces and all sorts of other things.

Monique Mortlock, EWN Reporter

I understood why they did says Mortlock. She adds in one of the shacks, she was shown, there was water flowing into the dwelling because of a malfunctioning drainage system.

Mortlock says the protest is a result of the lack of service delivery. She says she contacted the community's councilor who had visited the area in the morning to try calm the situation.

Mortlock further explains that the councillor has agreed to meet with the community on Friday to try resolve the matter.

Listen to the EWN report here:


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