Raw sewage flows into Sea Cow Lake properties

Raw sewage flows into Sea Cow Lake properties

Residents of Sea Cow Lake in Durban say sewage that's flowing onto their properties has made the lockdown even tougher for them.

Sea Cow Lake  in Durban sewage spill

They say the discharge has been there for about three weeks and have lodged several complaints with eThekwini Municipality.

Resident, Mohammad Goolam Hoosen says he fears for his children's safety - especially because we're in the middle of a COVID-19 pandemic.

"We can't even leave our doors open. Our children can't play in the yard. We can't walk in this place. If somebody can come and view this, I'll appreciate it honestly then they will know what we are going through here."

Nelson Govender says this has affected his business.

"The biggest concern is that now, I don't have an income to continue my work and we cannot work there because it's already gone to up knee-height, it's like a dam that's filling up on our premises. It's damaging all our equipment."

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eThekwini Municipality's Msawakhe Mayisela says the matter is being attended to.

"There's this tendency of disposing of alien objects to the system which results in manhole blocks. Our teams are working towards resolving the problem, and we hope that it is going to be resolved very soon. We sincerely apologise for this inconvenience."

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