The Venice Village Estate in Ifafi is still literally drowning in sewage despite the fact that local ward councillors and the Kormorant have asked for urgent intervention from the Madibeng municipality.
Thousands of litres of sewage are running through the estate and directly into the Hartbeespoort Dam since the pump station at the estate stopped functioning two months ago. After a visit by Kormorant and ward councillor Erna Rossouw, the municipality apparently attempted to stop the sewage spill but failed. It has now become a serious health threat to residents in the estate as well as the dam. Repeated enquiries to the municipality have been ignored. A criminal case against the municipality has been opened at the Hartbeespoort police station.