living next to a brothel in Windhoek North has several consequences; late nights, noisy neighbours, strange visitors, etcetera, but Patricia Siyanda never saw this one coming.
Every morning, she wakes up to a bin full of used condoms in her yard. Efforts to solve the matter with her neighbour have proven futile as she cannot tell the brothel FrankStone, [owned by Frank Sulutani] guests to stop throwing their used condoms everywhere.
“It’s a very bad sight to wake up to every morning. The sight of semen inside a condom is disgusting. I can no longer stand it,” she says.
Siyanda’s bin is right next to the fence that separates her house from the brothel. The brothel’s bins fill up as early as 10 o’clock each morning and whenever they are full, the customers have no choice but to throw their exhibits over the fence into Siyanda’s bin.
“There are a lot of rooms at the back of my neighbour’s main house, which accommodate many tenants who only have two dustbins. And since theirs get full fast, they put their dirt in our bins, which are close to the fence,” she states.
The wastes are usually plastic bags containing food remains and used condoms and would be placed on the bulging dustbins after which they fall off, Siyanda explains. Unfortunately, stray dogs tear the plastic bags apart for rotten leftovers, leaving the condoms scattered all over the place.
In some instances, dogs are seen carrying condoms running across the streets from Siyanda’s house as if they were hers.
“To avoid the ill sight, I have no choice but to keep my rubbish bins away from the fence,” says Siyanda.