Wembly Primary School pupils displaying signs, expressing their displeasure with the dumping taking place across from the school.
Pupils at Wembly Primary School took to the streets after municipal officials snubbed their call to have an illegal dumpsite, which is situated opposite the schools pedestrian gate, cleaned and removed.
Pupils and parents engaged the school about the pressing issue.
Thereafter, officials at the school were engaging with the eThekwini Municipality in an effort to have the garbage and the rubble removed but nothing has been done to date.
The pupils then decided that the only way to get the attention of the municipality was to picket at the set spot, while teachers and SAPS monitored the peaceful demonstration.
ALSO READ: Community’s no-nonsense approach to illegal dumping
Pupils also prepared a memorandum which was handed to Minority Front councillor, Jonathan Annipen.
Speaking about the protest, Cllr Jonathan Annipen said, “It is simply incomprehensible that officials who are paid plum salaries to ensure that our communities are clean have absolutely no regard for the health, hygiene and safety of our children.”
He said he takes this matter seriously as he believes that these injustices give rise to bigger and more serious travesties.
“I will be taking this memorandum to the city manager, the chairman of the Community Services Portfolio Committee and to the head of the unit, and we will be monitoring the developments that come out of these engagements,” he added.