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Ekurhuleni Residents crying for water

Late night On Thursday (28 October 2021) Residents of Daveyton In Ekurhuleni were left stranded and waterless, Not every place is affected by this shortage but the majority of the township is under siege, . Even on the municipality website and social media platforms the issue is acknowledged but they don't even seem to know what caused the shortage from the beginning, till today there is no glimpse of hope for the residents,Some sent emails and also got responses which state that they don't know the problem and when it will be fixed.Water tanks have been deployed but people complain about the water being dirty, Someone even commented on the attitude of some of the drivers, some drive off with tanks that still have water leaving citizens stranded, Even thought some tanks were deployed, Some other areas don't even see the tanks in some instances the tanks are out of reach as when they arrive they find the tank empty.On voting day, The residents were chasing after water instead of exercising their rights," Water is a basic need, we need it in order to survive, May the municipality do something because the dirty water will bring diseases as we use the same water to drink and prepare food for our infants" Said one of the residents in Emaphupheni. Residents would boil the water but they're experiencing load reduction.Lets hope service will be delivered soon "We are so disappointed because the municipality we voted for is the one taking us for a ride, We were told to vote for change, but a downward spiral case of change is what we are experiencing" Said Refiloe Mbatha a resident at Mandela ext 24.. I have traveled all the affected areas and found the same complaints some even threatened to start a strike for service delivery.

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Daveyton Ekurhuleni Emaphupheni


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