A Mitchells Plain mall has come under scrutiny after a community worker took to social media to rek his bek about their vuil public toilets.
Ashley Potts says he was disgusted when he walked into the male toilet at Westgate Mall last month and was put off by the smell of urine and faeces which filled the air.
He says four toilets were blocked, taps were broken and there were faeces on one of the bins.
“It was so unhygienic and I spoke to some of the workers in the mall and they said it is a lost cause as the problem has been going on for months,” says Potts.
“I went to centre management, but they told me nobody was there. I looked up the property management company and they told me they will look into it.”
Potts also reported the mall to the City of Cape Town’s environmental health department which sent out inspectors.
The City’s Zahid Badroodien says an inspection was conducted on 11 September.
“The City of Cape Town issued a warning letter on 19 September,” he says.
“A follow-up inspection was done on 2 October which showed that the person in charge was in the process of remedying the unsatisfactory conditions.
“No compliance notice was issued as the unsatisfactory conditions were in the process of being remedied at the time of the follow-up inspection.”
Westgate Mall management did not respond to questions but Potts says he will not stop until they clean up their act.
“The residents of Mitchells Plain deserve better. They are paying customers and this would not be happening if the mall was in Somerset West or Constantia.”