An unnamed Knysna Municipality employee died yesterday in a waste truck accident near Circular Drive in the suburb of Paradise, Knysna.
It is alleged that the truck driver drove over a collector by accident.
My condolences to the victim’s family and our waste collectors who do a tough job very well.
Note that details are unconfirmed as the Knysna Municipality’s Communications Department, as part of Mayor Eleonore Spies’ election communication promise, still refuses to communicate with me or Knysna on most important matters.
We have yet to receive details on the 2015 death of Rudolph Kapp, another Municipal employee who was killed by a waste truck.
The photo used here is not from the accident.
Update February 2 2016: The dead cleaner has been identified as Xola Daweti (36). He fell from the ruck as it reversed. one of the wheels crushing him. He leaves behind a wife and 3 children. He had been an employee of the Knysna Municipality since 2006.