Houses built by Mpisane couple stink

Houses built by Mpisane couple stink

Durban – Imagine you are preparing a meal or washing dishes when the stench of sewage comes from your kitchen sink.

This is what the residents of the low-cost houses in KwaMashu have endured since the beginning of the year.

Business couple Shauwn and S’bu Mpisane, who own Zikhulise Cleaning, Maintenance and Transport, built the three-roomed houses after winning a R20.5 million tender from the eThekwini Municipality.

“It is humiliating to host visitors because my house stinks,” said resident Bongani Sondezi.

Sondezi, who worked for Zikhulise as a concrete mixer during the construction of the houses, said the problem was that the kitchen drain pipe was connected to the sewerage pipe.

“The kitchen pipe should be draining into the concrete drainage system and not into the toilet pipe.

“I’m no longer excited to have the house because it is full of problems,” said Sondezi.

The houses, in section B6, were built as part of a rectification programme…

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