“The entire building reeks of sewage. One union member’s car was covered in raw sewage when yet another pipe burst.”
The union said it had, over the past year, notified the department of justice about the problems in the building, without any response.
In its response on Thursday, the department said it was aware of the conditions at the Johannesburg state attorney’s office and was treating the matter with the utmost seriousness and urgency.
“We have organised an urgent meeting with the landlord and the department of public works to ensure that this issue is addressed as speedily as possible. The department will be able to communicate further interventions in due course,” spokesperson Steve Mahlangu said.