Plush suburb’s residents raise a stink about leaking sewage

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Plush suburb’s residents raise a stink about leaking sewage

They are up in arms about a flawed sewerage station and municipal ‘disobedience’

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Residents of the plush Mount Edgecombe estate have launched court action against the eThekwini municipality because of stinking, “virtually raw sewage” which is flooding the area because of a malfunctioning pump station.

In February, the residents secured an urgent order in the Durban High Court, compelling the city to rectify the situation within 48 hours.

But this week they were back in court crying foul, saying the city was in contempt of that order and asking the court to jail the responsible officials or order them to personally pay the costs of the litigation...

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