FATAL SHOOTING INCIDENT AT SPRINGS SOLID WASTE DEPOT AFFECTS SERVICE DELIVERY
The city of Ekurhuleni wishes to notify residents in the Springs and Kwa-Thema areas that waste removal services could not be effected today due to an unfortunate fatal incident that happened at the Springs solid waste depot On Tuesday morning, 19 January 2021.One of the city’s male officials was shot dead by unknown people, at the entrance gate, while on duty.The City’s Divisional Head for Waste Management Services Mandisa Phosa says workers are deeply affected by this incident and as a result they were not able to execute their duties today of waste removal services.”The government pathology team took long to collect the body of the deceased. Living the body lying on the ground at the entrance of the facility had a bad psychological impact on our employees.
However, the city has arranged psychological therapy for the workers to cope with the situation, ” said Phosa. Therefore, Phosa pleads with residents of Springs, Kwa-Thema and surrounding areas to take out their 240L wheelie bins on Wednesday morning by 7:00, as the collection rounds of Tuesday will be carried out on Wednesday morning. Furthermore, Phosa wishes to send heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased, colleagues and friends. “We are working with law enforcement agencies to investigate this criminal act and we hope to speedily bring perpetrators of this atrocious crime to book,” concluded Phosa.