It is believed that local businesses were responsible for dumping their rubbish near KwaDabeka Township which then flowed into the river.
This has angered environmental volunteers such as uBuhle Beningi, a local co-operative group organised by MK veterans from Clermont. They took it upon themselves to rehabilitate the river.
Group member Thamsanqa Zindela said for the past two years they had tried to bring about change in the area after they noticed that the river was a tourist attraction, especially during the annual Dusi Canoe Marathon.
But their efforts were ruined by the illegal dumpers. Zindela claimed that truck drivers - possibly from industries in Pinetown and New Germany - who were “too lazy to drive to the dumping site” were responsible for the mess....
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