Massive fresh water leakages in Tweespruit ignored

By Tania Halse, DA Mantsopa Councillor:

The Mantsopa Local Municipality has ignored pleas to repair massive fresh water leakages in Tweespruit for months. Valuable fresh water continues to flow into an open field next to the Tweespruit Tennis Club. See pictures here.

I have today formally written to the Mantsopa Municipal Manager, Selby Selepe, requesting him to immediately intervene to repair these severe water leakages.

We reported this matter for urgent intervention to MM Selepe in an email on 14 July 2015, as well as formally to the technical services department.

Unfortunately, I have not received any response nor has any corrective action been taken.

During a recent oversight visit to the area we have found that nothing has been done to repair the leaks.

Considering that the municipality has requested residents to conserve water one would think that it would lead by example and take immediate action to repair water leakages.

This is yet again an example of the ANC-led council’s irresponsible attitude towards governance.

Thankfully, more and more people realise that the DA is the only alternative to the ANC’s terrible track record in government, as evidenced by the tremendous growth the DA received in last week’s by election in Tweespruit.