PIKITUP IS NOT BE ABLE TO RENDER SERVICES IN SOME PARTS OF THE OF THE CITY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

It is regrettable that Pikitup has to suspend services due to its staff being threatened with violence putting their lives in danger and unable to leave depots premises every morning in order to go and carry out their daily duties.
As at this morning, the affected depots include Central Camp and Zondi where violent protesters who forcefully want to be insourced and absorbed despite not meeting the set criteria during the verification process currently underway.
Pikitup has raised the concerns with our political principals and sought assistance from both JMPD (internally) and SAPS (externally) however the situation continues unabated.
A Pikitup truck was burnt down in Diepkloof, Soweto and another one stoned and damaged in the same areas on Friday, the 24th of August 2018. Pikitup Managing Director, Mr Lungile Dhlamini advised the depot managers at the depots affected that it would irresponsible to allow our staff members to work under such working conditions as their safety could not be guaranteed until a political solution was found.
Given the nature and tone of the issues raised by the protesters which are outside of the entity’s mandate, Pikitup only implements both political decisions and board resolutions and doesn’t make policy. So, any stakeholders who have objections to the insourcing project should direct and raised their concerns at the appropriate levels, the Mayor, Speaker and Member of the Mayoral Committee offices.
The service areas affected include, Diepkloof, Orlando East, Orlando West, Dube, Meadowlands, Noordgesig, Pennyville, Klipspruit, Motsoaledi, Pimville, Kliptown, Senaone, Dlamini, Moroka, Mfolo South, Mfolo North, Mfolo Central, Protea Glen Zondi, Jabavu, Central Western Jabavu, Jabulani, Dobsonville, Protea Glenridge, Chiawelo, Emdeni, Phiri, Mapetla, Slovoville Greenvillage, Longtill, Sgodiphola and Lefhureng.
A further notice and communique will be issued during the course of this week and any refuse collection backlogs attended if the situation improves.
We wish to apologise for any inconvenience experienced by households in the affected areas.
ENDS
Media Enquiries:
Muzi Mkhwanazi: 071 312 7757 or 087 357 1116
muzimkhwanazi@pikitup.co.za

PIKITUP UNABLETO RENDER SERRVICES IN SOME PARTS OF JOHANNESBUBRG

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