Nosimo Balindlela to visit waterless Bushbuckridge community

Media Advisory:

On Monday, 23 March 2015, DA Shadow Minister of Water and Sanitation, Nosimo Balindlela MP will conduct an oversight visit in Bushbuckridge to assess the supply of water in the rural communities of Majembeni and Casteel.

Dry taps in Casteel have led to fierce protests, resulting in a young resident being shot dead by Police four weeks ago.

Balindlela will meet with the family of the deceased protester.

Balindlela will also meet with the community of Hlamalani who have no running water. Balindlela will accompany community members on their daily trek to collect buckets of water from a local water source, which they share with animals.

Date: 23 March 2015

Event Time: 11:00

Event Location: 343 Magamsini Village, Casteel, Bushbuckridge.

Media Meeting Point: Members of the media are invited to meet at the Mpumalanga Provincial Legislature, Nelspruit and are then invited to be driven to Bushbuckridge.

Media Meeting Time, Nelspruit: 09:00