MMC explains why Joburg refuse has not been collected

There have been growing concerns over Pikitup’s failure to collect refuse as this could become a health hazard in some parts of Johannesburg.

The utility has been unable to collect refuse in parts of Johannesburg as job seekers have staged a protest at some of its depots.

READ:Pikitup depot set alight as disgruntled job seekers demand to be employed

Speaking to Africa Melane, standing in for Bongani Bingwa, Johannesburg MMC for Environment and Infrastructure Services Nico de Jager says these protest actions are happening in areas around Midrand, Soweto, Waterfall, Westbury and Orange Farm.

At this point in time, the joint operation is really between JMPD and Saps while the red ants are only deployed at Pikitup depots to protect the depots from being torched.

Nico de Jager, Johannesburg MMC for Environment and Infrastructure Services

He adds that the joint operation between Saps, JMPD and Pikitup is in place so they make the necessary arrests.

In Midrand, it is only 29 people that are holding the entire area to ransom.

Nico de Jager, Johannesburg MMC for Environment and Infrastructure Services

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