Selibe Phikwe residents who have been struggling to deal with the sulphur smoke from the mine now have to live with another stench from the overflowing bins.
Residents who spoke to the Voice expressed disappointment and anger over poor service delivery by the Selibe Phikwe Town Council (SPTC).“They are busy fighting for office positions while the town is getting full of rubbish which has not been collected for months” said Thabo Gadifele of New Stance.
Another resident Lebogang Mosweu, said she is anxiously waiting for the general elections to give the current councilors the boot for non performance.“The smell from the skip bins is very
terrible and when you combine it with the sulphur from the mine it’s literally hell”
SPTC spokesperson, Oganeditswe Gaongalelwe said that they have been operating with one skip truck after the other two were grounded due to lack of tyres,“The tyres for the trucks are worn out and we were unable to buy new ones due to financial constraints”, she said.
Gaokgethelwe said at the moment they are trying to come up with contingency plans to curb the problem.