Date: 17 October 2013 By: Isabel Venter
On Wednesday, 9 October 2013, the situation at the Makhado Municipality's dumping site took a turn for the worst.
The road to the dumping site was completely blocked by rubbish, leading to people dumping their refuse by the side of the main road.
According to homeless people living on the dumping site, the TLBs and machinery have been broken for months, crippling effective disposal services. This follows years of continued neglect at the site. The stench and thousands of flies are causing great concern for possible health issues that may arise.
Music used in video: Smash & Grab by Mgee
Isabel joined the Zoutpansberger and Limpopo Mirror in 2009 as a reporter. She holds a BA Degree in Communication Sciences from the University of South Africa. Her beat is mainly crime and court reporting.