Brian Sokutu
Senior Print Journalist
1 minute read
4 Jun 2021
5:10 am

Gauteng MEC fumes over diluted fumigant

Brian Sokutu

'We cannot put the lives of our [pupils] at risk by providing a substandard sanitiser,' said Mamabolo.

Gauteng roads and transport MEC Jacob Mamabolo. Picture: Emfuleni Municipality

A military veteran’s refusal to mix a chemical fumigation concentrate with water to clean scholar transport in Ekurhuleni’s Katlehong township has raised the ire of Gauteng roads and transport MEC Jacob Mamabolo, who has instituted a probe into the incident. A whistleblower alerted The Citizen to this week’s incident in which a supervisor “on instructions of government” asked a group of “about 18” military veterans to mix the concentrate with water. Said the military veteran whistleblower, who did not want to be identified for fear of reprisals: “These are buses transporting children from informal settlements and outlying parts of Ekurhuleni...