Vereeniging streets pilling up with refuse and sewage spills

The community of Vereeniging is up in arms over their children's exposure to toxic waste and raw sewage flowing into the premises.

The pollution, in the form of contaminated water, has spread through roads, homes and even the Vaal River.

Eyewitness news reporter Thando Khubeka visited the area to see the extent of the crisis.

It's very bad. There is large pile of rubbish everywhere.; streets near schools, houses and there is raw sewage spilling into the streets.

Thando Khubeka, EWN reporter

This is a health hazard because it becomes a breeding ground for water-borne diseases.

Thando Khubeka, EWN reporter

Khubeka says they had to navigate their way through the rubbish that is pilling on the streets as they were driving by.

It appeared though that refuse collection is poor or it's not happening as there is rubbish everywhere.

Thando Khubeka, EWN reporter

I also spoke to parents from the school called Lebohang Secondary School. They say the children there fall sick daily. They have been taken to the nearest clinic with sicknesses such as cholera, diarrhoea, skin rashes and they are not doing well at school.

Thando Khubeka, EWN reporter

Listen to what community members had to say about the issue...


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