The smelly and corrupt side of ‘dysfunctional’ Nelson Mandela Bay

The putrid stench emitted from rancid bucket toilets elicits anger from the people of Nelson Mandela Bay metropolitan municipality, one of the country’s most dysfunctional local governments. 

Nelson Mandela Bay, in the Eastern Cape, has the ignominy of having 6 010 bucket toilets in the metro, the second-highest number after the Setsoto local municipality in the Free State, which has 7 006, according to a non-financial census of municipalities conducted by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) in 2019.

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Khaya Koko
Khaya Koko is a journalist with a penchant for reading through legal documents braving the ravages of cold court benches to expose the crooked. He writes about social justice and human-interest stories. Most importantly, he is a card-carrying member of the Mighty Orlando Pirates.
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