Sewage is spilling onto the streets of Maokeng in Kroonstad.  Residents accuse the Moqhaka municipality of failing to sort out the problem.

There is a large puddle of sewage on the streets of Maokeng. Residents say the stench has affected their health and that their complaints are being ignored.

The Moqhaka municipality says foreign objects thrown into the toilets create more problems. However, measures are in place to remedy the situation.

“We are doing bit by bit where there are problems. We are replacing the PVC lines with asbestos lines. But it’s not something that we can say we will do over night,” says Municipality spokesperson Dika Kheswa.

The municipality says it is financially challenged as it is owed more than R500 million in rates and taxes.

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