Various businesses, mall users and community activists came together to highlight the unbearable and unsightly condition that the mall is in.
Residents are urging the councillor of the area to attend to the matter.
The road leading to Cuttings Beach also needs urgent repairs.
Speaking about the health hazard, Teddy Naidoo, who lives in close proximity to the burst sewer in Almond Road, said he is tired of notifying the relevant authorities about the problem.
It is evident that the issue of illegal dumping has always remained unabated and many are now concerned about the various health risks involved.
Sources reveals that one person was arrested for illegal dumping of toxic waste and angered community leaders, community policing forum members and ward councillors gathered at the scene to discuss a way forward.
The recent heavy downpour has led to an overflow of water, faeces and dirt at the couple’s Leo Avenue home.
Certain Chatsworth residents are using the bank as a dumping ground and this has caused an eyesore to motorists travelling along the highway.
Residents in the area feared that the beautiful Durban Metropolitan Open Space Systems (DMOSS) area in Silverglen Drive was under a serious threat and called the Land Invasion Unit, who responded within minutes.
According to residents living in the area, there had been numerous incidents of mugging and robberies especially during winter, when people leave early and there was no lighting.
Ward 68 councillor, Aubrey Snyman who was contacted also made numerous calls to the municipality.