Durban CBD mess today

Mephisto_Helix

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#42
And now the fsckers have actually gone and bombed some reservoirs...

And all the municipality does is send out a little pr notice about how it condemns the actions...
similar to what the savages did down here a while back, sabotaged the reservoirs because of their stupid grievances ...... think it's when they sprayed shyte all over the roads too. Savages.
 

Solarion

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#46
Do they know for sure the reservoir was bombed? Could just be a cover story. How do you bomb something that is under the ground? :confused:
 

ToxicBunny

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#47
I see they're now denying a bombing and this article appears to have now been pulled.
Yeah I see that as well...

Neither option paints them in a good light though... Either they failed to maintain the structure and it collapsed.. Or they failed to protect it.
 
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I think it's an unintended result of the workers shutting off supply to certain areas without adjusting the input to the reservoir (since they want to sabotage infrastructure and not do their jobs)
So less water going out and more going in equals pressure build up then pop because of the poor infrastructure

Just my guess
 

schumi

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Durban municipal workers' illegal strike caused R3.5m in damage - premier

The total cost of damage to infrastructure as a result of the illegal protest by eThekwini municipal workers exceeds R3.5m, KwaZulu-Natal premier Willies Mchunu has revealed.
Mchunu was addressing journalists at the department of co-operative governance and traditional affairs (Cogta) offices in Mayville, Durban.
"The cost of the damage to date is over R3.5m for eThekwini municipal infrastructure. This excludes impact on the economy, which is still being quantified, and the cost of hiring privately owned water tankers where reservoirs and valves had been tampered with.
"We are informed that 90% of the water services have been restored," he said.
Mchunu said the protests had affected international guests who had been in the city for the annual Tourism Indaba, Africa's biggest tourism event which showcases the continent as a good place for business and leisure tourism.
"We now have a situation where hotels housing international guests are without water. On Wednesday, the metro police escorted water tankers to various hotels on the beachfront, as well as various areas across eThekwini such as KwaMakhutha, KwaMashu, Folweni ... This will have huge repercussions in the long term."
He said the origin of the crisis stemmed from a decision by the municipality to advertise 60 grade 10-level posts.
"In May 2018, recruitment was finalised, of which 145 candidates deemed to have been unsuccessful lodged a grievance over what they termed selective promotional appointments.
"The grievance started as an informal protest, with workers slowly leaving workstations unattended and gradually impacting on service delivery.
More at: https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/so...illegal-strike-caused-r35m-in-damage-premier/
 

ToxicBunny

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I think they excluded the amount of damage caused by their negligence in regards to maintenance.
Oh theyre still claiming sabotage... Just not bombs...

The retraction talks of petrol bombs which is why I love the politicians in this country... They happily go in front of the citizens and make themselves look like monumental retards and they still pat themselves on the back thinking they're smart. Dunning-Kruger is evident at all levels of our political sphere.
 

MidnightWizard

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#57
Some sort of TOURISM Indaba in eTHEKWINI
HOW many tourists are they going to attract with these sorts of antics ( circus tricks )
 

MidnightWizard

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#59
Millions.. They love a good war torn area don't you know.
You forgot the font ?
BUT anyway
There were a number of visitors to the Western Front in the weeks after the WWI armistice
After the battle of Waterloo woman would wander the battlefield to scavenge what ever they could from the dead soldiers
I imagine much the same would happen in eThekwini should law and order collapse completely !
 

Ecko_1

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Another week with the dirt piling up at home. Saw a press release somewhere from the City requesting residents to keep their bags inside till the strike is over. Not sure how long that will be.

My bin juice is starting to get ripe.
 
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