Municipality makes gruesome discovery in blocked drain

The blockage of a drain in Helen Joseph Street, Dennesig, led the municipal plumbing team to a very gruesome discovery.

The municipal workers responded to a complaint from Dennesig residents about a blockage of one of the sewerlines.

After opening up one of the manholes, the workers sighted the decomposed carcass of a puppy along with what appeared to be more carcasses.
They suspected that the puppies were either thrown down a drain, or flushed down a toilet by one of the residents.

The municipality was astonished with their findings, saying that drains are more commonly blocked by the flushing of clothes, rubbish or sanitary products.
Ms Prudence Magutle from STLM, said in a statement that the blocking of drains is everybody’s concern.

Residents need to take responsibility for flushing obstructive articles down the sewerlines, which result in the spending of tax money to unclogg drains.

The municipality has also made an appeal to the public, to help identify the perpertrator who disposed of the puppies down the drain.






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Gerhard Rheeder

I have been a journalist for two decades, with numerous awards to my credit, both in photography and writing. A brief stint as researcher in the opposition offices of the Mpumalanga Provincial Legislature, honed my skills as specialist local government reporter, covering crime and courts.
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