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TOKOLOSHE IN THE PIPES

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TOKOLOSHE IN THE PIPESDAILY Sun has published stories about the sewage problem faced by Freedom Square residents in Mangaung many times.

After the latest story was published last Wednesday, municipal workers fixed the problem. But now sewage has spilled into the street behind the spot that was worked on.

While Ruth Phangisi is happy to live on a dry street again, the neighbours in another street have to close their noses.

Sewage has spilled into their yards, blocking the street and creating more stink.

Pule Mokwekwe (38) said he believed a tokoloshe lives in their sewerage pipes.

He said since he arrived in Freedom Square 12 years ago, sewage has been a daily problem and the municipality can’t get it right.

“I cannot understand why the workers fix the sewage problem only for it to start again.

“In my 12 years of living here the only unsolvable problem has been sewage. There is a tokoloshe living in our pipes!”

Jackson Shemese (65) said his yard is full of kak that could make his family sick.

A resident who did not want to named said the workers were useless drunkards. “They always attend the call after a long time. They have to stop at the tavern to get booze before they come. That is why they can’t get it right!”

Sangoma Mamoya Rakauane said there was no way a tokoloshe could survive in the sewage.

“It could be a snake but the tokoloshe cannot live inside water. If it is a snake, it will be dangerous but possible to remove,” said Mamoya.

Water Affairs spokeswoman Kido Thoabala said the municipality will deliver new pipes today.

“We will monitor the work they do,” said Thoabala.

Mangaung municipal spokesman Qondile Khedama said he was waiting to hear from engineers but did not respond to further SMSes.

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