Stench warfare rages on

Stench warfare rages on

Residents around EnviroServ’s Shongweni landfill have accused environmental affairs minister Edna Molewa of stonewalling investigations into a toxic dump.

Vastly different communities in the Hillcrest/Shongweni area of KwaZulu-Natal have pledged solidarity in their drive to close down a toxic dump owned and operated by EnviroServ, one of the country’s self-proclaimed leaders in hazardous waste disposal.

Complaints have been lodged with the eThekwini authorities and the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) after residents asked renowned activist Desmond D’Sa for assistance. D’Sa has since been mobilising the affected communities to assert their Constitutional rights and fight for their health. In the process he has become a thorn in the side of EnviroServ, as well as local and national authorities. 

After months of denying any responsibility, EnviroServ eventually accepted partial blame for the odours in the area.

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