Conditions at the Imperial Hotel will be monitored

The open site next to the Imperial Hotel where pools of stagnant water were breeding grounds for mosquitos has been cleaned.

THE derelict Imperial Hotel, inhabited by a number of families, and an open site next to it, will be monitored after a basic clean-up was done as there are many issues that still need to be addressed.

eThekwini Municipality Environmental Health Services received a complaint about mosquitoes breeding in stagnant pools of water next to Imperial Hotel in Pinetown, and cleaned the area.

Also read: Imperial Hotel residents live in perilous conditions

The inhabitable living conditions have been a problem for quite a while.

Recently, the Environmental Health Services, together with South Africa Social Security Agency (SASSA) and police, visited the area to see what can be done to improve the situation and assist where they could.

The owner of the property joined this initiative and hired people to clean-up an open site where stagnant water pools from heavy rain were breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

Although the mosquito problem has been sorted out and the open site cleaned up, there are still many problems needing attention to make the building habitable and municipal departments have promised to monitor the site.



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Sanelisiwe Tsinde

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