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Mpumalanga's capital, Nelspruit, is filthy and the local municipality knows it.
Losihlahla Ndlela said yesterday she came "from the farms " on Monday in the hope of finding useful items in the piles of rubbish.
"People told me that rubbish had piled up over the weekend so I came to look for anything useful."
The Mbombela municipality admitted that the city was dirty and rubbish had piled up.
Spokesman Vusi Sibiya said there would be a press conference late yesterday to discuss cleaning the city, and other matters.
He said a task team would discuss how to clean Nelspruit.
"The task team will deal with a number of issues, including the cleanliness of the city," said Sibiya.
A shopper from KaNyamazane Township outside Nelspruit, Iris Sen'wane, said she was concerned about the stinking rubbish.
Holding her nose closed, she said she hoped to visit a cleaner city in the future.
"I wonder why the municipality leaves things like this. The city is full of tourists and it is not good for our reputation," said Sen'wane.