‘Degrading’ toilet system angers township residents

Kwakanya Ndleleni

WHILE the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has not spent a cent of its budget to eradicate the bucket system this financial year, residents who use the buckets say they are fed up with the degrading, unhygienic system.

News that the municipality is planning to install a communal container system in a bid to finally do away with buckets has been met with scepticism by residents who say all they have had from government so far is empty promises.

“Our biggest wish is that we get built proper toilets. At times they take out the buckets at 7am and they get picked up from the side of the road at 8pm. They plant them along the road where our kids play,” Nomawethu Mkalipi, 32, of Walmer township said. Mkalipi said their children often picked up infections from the unhygienic buckets.

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