Who are to blame for the recent spate of water shortages in Krugersdorp as the recent spate of water interruptions turned into a blaming game between Rand Water and the Mogale City Local Municipality?
Residents of Noordheuwel, Rant en Dal and Kenmare Ext 4 is left without water for 17 days now or they must be happy with a limited or non-supply of water.
Residents in the affected areas are furious because no information is forthcoming from the Mogale City Local Municipality on this sensitive issue.
Water interruptions reflect poor service delivery, residents in the affected areas are furious and the emotions are running high.
This can only be interpreted as a total disrespect for the plight of residents who do not have water to flush their toilets, prepare food etc. Having the added advantage of being a mother, you will understand that small children and even baby’s suffer the most in such instances and it is the woman who are most upset by non-supply, given their added responsibilities to manage the food and children above their work related duties.
Deon Nel who suffers from Motor Neuron Disease (MND, is a Resident of Krugersdorp (Noordheuwel) and are very much effected by this water interruptions, his wife needs a lot of water to come true the day as the water needs to be pre-boiled etc.
Basic Water is a necessity and everybody’s human right as set out in Section 27 in the constitution of the Republic of South Africa: the rights to food, water, health care and social assistance, which the state must progressively realize within the limits of its resources. What happened to the (Batho Pele – caring, empathy, respect, recognition, value, reward, compassion and consultation) principals, that was adopted by Local and Provincial Government.
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Andrè Pieterse – Founder Municipality Watchdog