Durban - A company implicated in the recent dumping of syringes on Durban beaches will be stopped in its tracks until background information is gathered on its operation, Mayor Zandile Gumede announced during the eThekwini Municipality's Executive Committee (Exco) meeting on Tuesday afternoon.
Exco Councillors heard that the company has a Memorandum Of Understanding with both the national and provincial governments.
“Let’s get information before this gets out of control. Lets have a proper briefing because both national and provincial governments are implicated in this. This company must stop until such time that we get a properly defined presentation on this company and its operations,” Gumede said.
During her presentation to the Committee, Deputy Mayor Fawier Peer, said on investigation some of the syringes that washed up in January contained drugs.
At the time, it was reported that beachfront’s large waves had washed up numerous pollutants including medical waste.