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The following article from: The New Age
Before he goes to school every morning, Sabelo Mkhatshwa, 12, first has to walk five kilometres to draw water from a stream for his grandmother.
Sabelo lives with his 63-year-old grandmother in Mtata near Komatipoort where none of the villagers has access to tap water.
“Some business people sell 25 litres of water for R5, but my grandmother doesn’t have money,” Sabelo explained.
The village falls under the jurisdiction of the Nkomazi local municipality in Malalane.
Municipal spokesperson Cyril Ripinga said they were aware of the water shortage in Mtata. He said taps were installed in the villagers’ homes three years ago, but that the taps were not connected to a water supply yet.
“We are building a water treatment plant. As soon as we are finished, we’ll supply all the communities that are having problems in getting water,” he said.
He said the plant cost R60m and had been delayed as the municipality had to apply for funding from the Department of Water and Environmental Affairs at the start of each financial year. He said the funding was not provided in a lump sum, but paid out in phases.
Construction was expected to be completed by January and would supply water to 10 villages, including Mata, Ripping promised. – AEN