Community activist Sandile Bele has accused the waste-management company of sowing divisions. He says a false picture has been painted to suggest the black community has a lesser understanding of the issues affecting it.
“They are trying to confuse people by claiming blacks were having difficulties comprehending reports. It is a strategy to undermine the affected communities. This is an insult because the stink affects us all, regardless of race,” he said.
Civil group Upper Highway Air has approached the Durban Equality Court, accusing EnviroServ of discrimination and hate speech.
This comes hot on the heels of monitoring committee members Vincent and Dumisani Mkhize accusing Upper Highway Air of “having mobilised only white community to support an imperialist agenda of outvoting the existing monitoring committee members”.