Jacques Smalle MP
DA Limpopo Provincial Leader
Residents of Tshakhuma , Maguvhuni and surrounding areas in Makhado have been without water since December, the DA’s investigation of community complaints has found.
The DA calls for immediate action from the municipality in supplying water tankers to distribute water in the affected areas as an interim solution.
The water crisis in the area is continuing despite a court ruling in October last year ordering Vhembe District Municipality to provide water for residents of Makhado municipality.
In the Ndzelele area of Makhado, there is no purification plant and the residents are forced to drink water which is not tested or purified. The DA believes that the residents might be drinking water which is contaminated and might also lead to potential outbreaks of Cholera.
In some villages, residents are forced to use their last money to buy water from their neighbours which is a burden to those who are not working.
These examples of hardship are not new to Makhado residents who have been struggling to get a stable water supply for nearly seven years.
The DA has already lodged a formal complaint with the Human Rights Commission (HRC) and marched to the municipality last year in October to demand action.
We demand that the municipality acts without delay to guarantee this most basic service for Makhado residents.