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Organisation removes illegal posters in White River

Notices offering dubious medical services placed on municipal infrastructure were removed from the main streets of White River.

The Power of 8000 cleaned off and removed many of the illegal notices that have been pasted across various public places throughout White River on Saturday June 24.
According to Lisa Gordon-Davis of The Power of 8000, Lowveld towns are plastered with notices offering dubious medical services.

The City of Mbombela’s (CoM) by-law enforcement officials appear powerless to stop this, as they are being put up at night.
“Most notices are posted on public infrastructure such as street signs, electricity substations, walls of various buildings and lampposts. It creates a very poor impression of our towns.

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“Many residents have complained about these signs, especially those posted in the vicinity of schools. White River is no exception, and residents are fed up with having to look at these eyesores every day, everywhere,” she said.

As an initiative of the organisation, Gordon-Davis, aided by Freddy Robertson, took to the streets with a pressure washer and removed these unsightly notices along the entire main street in White River, Chief Mgiyeni Khumalo Drive, and Tom Lawrence Street, the main R40 route through town.
“While most notices have been removed, there are still more to go, and the team will be back to finish the job soon.

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“We will be relentless in removing these signs if new ones are posted. We have a zero tolerance for this in our lovely town and we are calling more community members to come on board and assist where they can to keep the town clean,” she said.
The CoM’s spokesperson, Joseph Ngala, did not give comment on the removal of these notices or the issue of by-law enforcement failing to address this problem.

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