City of Tshwane’s Green Scorpions investigate noxious odour experienced in some parts of Centurion.

The City of Tshwane’s Green Scorpions, with the National Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, have uncovered the cause of a noxious odour in various neighbourhoods in Centurion. Mayoral committee member, Ziyanda Zwane, revealed the cause as illegal oil dumping by a waste disposal provider at Sunderland Ridge WasteWater Treatment Works. Zwane says criminal charges have been laid against the implicated company. Residents in affected areas around Centurion are urged to stay indoors, shut windows and doors and to avoid the river downstream from the treatment works.