Amid the mounting garbage outside of their properties, is rising frustration from Joburg residents. While the City of Joburg has made some contingency plans to collect some of the garbage, there are still bins that have yet to be collected.
John Robbie chats to Matshidiso Mfikoe from MMC Environment and Infrastructure services about the update on the Pikitup strike and what plans they have as contingency.
The strike is still on. The union is not talking to us.— Matshidiso Mfikoe, Councillor at MMC Environment and Infrastructure services
We are increasing the numbers on the contingency plan. They are still complaining about intimidation by striking workers. Trucks are being shot at. But we will continue our efforts to clean the city.— Matshidiso Mfikoe, Councillor at MMC Environment and Infrastructure services
Listen to the conversation below: