Operation Khuculul’iTheku is a long term multi-pillar clean-up campaign aimed at addressing urban decay, creating a clean environment and sustainable city.
Residents have made numerous complaints to the relevant departments at the eThekwini Municipality but nothing has been done to address the stinky situation.
Littering is not acceptable and it is also one of the elements that contribute to the degradation of the inner city.
eThekwini Municipality’s head of communications, Tozi Mthethwa, said households affected by the interruption to supply are encouraged to use clear plastic bags provided by the city to recycle in the interim.
The successful Overport Rescue Operation saw ward 25 councillor and ward 31 councillor, Hassan Haniff and Christopher Pappas, get their hands dirty in an attempt to keep the community clean.
In addition to this, the municipality engaged over 200 community teachers who conduct door-to-door education programmes.
The campaign included the removal of waste from the pavements and streets, fixing of damaged infrastructure and planting vegetation.
If the planned maintenance does not go ahead, this will be communicated to the public.
Reporting illegal dumping is also a must.
The angry crowd then took to the streets and blockaded Mountbatten Drive with burning tyres, preventing motorists from driving through.
A number of residents blockaded Musa Dladla Drive, formerly known as Newlands East Drive, and Duckbill Road last Wednesday, during a protest action to get the councillor to address their grievances.