The Democratic Alliance (DA) has filed a complaint with the environmental management inspectors to investigate the Waterberg district municipality for its failure to maintain its local abattoir which has caused a sewerage blockage near facility.
This comes after the Waterberg district municipality said the abattoir which is under their authority, is not the cause of the sewage blockage in the Modimmolle industrial side
This municipality is currently under provincial administration, because of financial challenges, a process which make it difficult to secure funds.
Mayor of the Modimolle municipality, Marlen Van Staden said they are not trying to shift blame but they need to partner with the Waterberg district municipality to help fix the sewage system in Modimolle.
“We are drafting a proposal which we will send it to the Waterberg municipality on Thursday on how both municipality can help to replace a sewage pipe estimated to cost R150 000,” said mayor Marlene.
The DA premier candidate Jacque Smalle said the abattoir is situated in the Modimolle industrial area and it is owned and operated by the district Municipality.
“During a recent oversight visit we found that the blockage has caused an overflow of the sewer pipes of the Modimolle Mookgopong municipality and waste as well as blood flow into the nearby river,” said Smalle.
Pat Malete, Waterberg district municipality spokesperson, has placed blame on the DA led Modimolle Mookgopong municipality and he said Modimolle Mookgopong municipality failed to install a thicker sewage drainage pipe.
Spokesperson Pat Malete Malete said
The department of environment affairs spokesperson Albi Modise said they are looking into the matter and will respond at a later stage