# Umhlathuze Municipality in Richards Bay is suing the government and Transnet over alleged rail neglect causing severe truck congestion, especially for coal transport. Mayor Xolani Ngwezi demands immediate intervention, citing the crisis’s impact on the city, including congestion, noise pollution, and environmental harm. Accusing both of neglecting responsibilities, Ngwezi pursues legal action despite existing agreements. In response, Transnet contemplates blocking truck deliveries to Richards Bay Port due to what it terms a logistics nightmare. Richards Bay Terminals may halt truck processing, raising concerns about potential mine closures.
KZN Municipality sues government and Transnet for alleged rail infrastructure neglect