Port Elizabeth - eThekwini acting Mayor Fawzia Peer on Friday has called on the residents of Umlazi to isolate rogue elements hell bent on derailing its plan of insourcing work announced recently.
This after five Durban solid waste workers were attacked on Friday by an unknown group of men while working in the township. Municipal vehicles were not spared as several of their windows were smashed.
“I am very astounded by this barbaric act. Who in their right state of mind would attack municipal employees who were solely in the area to collect refuse?
"Our residents of Umlazi deserve much better and there is nothing that is going to stand on our way to carry out this plan of insourcing," Peer said.
"This is an act of high treason because the municipality is literally being stopped to discharge its constitutional responsibility by criminals who do not care a damn about the welfare of the community,” Peer said.