Missiondale residents endue sewerage spills for five years now


Missiondale residents in Gqeberha don’t know what to do anymore as they continue to live with sewerage spills in their neighbourhood.

The issue started in 2017 when piped water and flush toilets were introduced to the area. It’s also a serious health hazard and even the local pre-school care centre is affected.

Missionvale Care Centre Management says this is a health hazard. A number of residential areas in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro is experiencing sewerage problems. However, the Missionvale community has been living under these appalling conditions for over five years – without any permanent solution

 She added that the problem started when drains are full the spill, we have children, and the whole area is wet, sewerage goes to our homes and the smell is unbearable, I always talk to my councillor but nothing is done.”

Many have left these unbearable living conditions however not every has that as an option. Residents have vowed to continue to fight for their basic human rights.

Done by Sibulele Stuurman



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