East London - Buffalo City Metro top brass got their hands dirty cleaning up the streets of East London as part of Mandela Day celebrations.
Acting municipal manager Andile Fani and speaker Luleka Simon joined hundreds of Metro staff members in a campaign to clean the city's streets.
"We decided to honour Madiba by dedicating 67 minutes of our time to cleaning up the city. This shouldn't be a once-off thing though. We should all work together to keep the Metro clean," said Fani.
Even cricket icon and ambassador Makhaya Ntini got into the act, donning a set of overalls to help the more than 300 municipal employees.
One Metro employee, Siyabonga Lamati, said that if the public worked together with the municipality to keep the streets clean, "the city would be spotless."
"We need to do this more often. People should also work with the municipality to ensure they keep the city clean and use rubbish bins provided," said Lamati.
Similar cleanup campaigns took place in Bhisho and King Williamstown simultaneously.