No feedback from council regarding fireworks

Last week, WITBANK NEWS reported about the problem with fireworks over New Year.

Lost dogs and pets were placed all over Facebook after the fireworks lit up the night sky around midnight to enter the New Year.

As WITBANK NEWS reported last week, a meeting was held with leaders from the SACCW (South African Community Crime Watch) Neighbourhood Watch, members from the police, municipality, traffic department, law enforcement and the eight legal distributors of fireworks.

This meeting was held on Tuesday, December 19 and a decision was made that the selling of fireworks will be illegal, as well as discharging it on New Years Eve.

The decision to sell fireworks was later overruled by the court after business owners took it further.

More information regarding this was requested from the Emalahleni Local Municipality spokesperson, Mr Kingdom Mabuza but no feedback was received by the time of going to print.

WITBANK NEWS also asked residents for feedback after the fireworks were discharged on New Years Eve and pets, animals, the elderly and babies were the biggest concern.

‘It was like a war zone. People once again proved their selfishness. We are not the only occupants of this planet,’ replied one resident.
Other comments read:
‘Ban the fireworks,please 4 once and for all….’
‘I had to be up to try and keep my dog calm. She was in shock, hyperventilating and shivering.’

Read the full article in the latest WITBANK NEWS.

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Melissa Nel
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