Authorities struggle to identify source of cholera outbreak

People died of cholera because they waited too long to get treatment. That's according to Acting Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi. He was speaking after visiting the Jubilee Regional Hospital on Thursday. eNCA's Pule Letshwiti-Jones reports. #dstv403

JOHANNESBURG - Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu says a task team is being set up to prioritise bringing a swift end to the cholera outbreak wreaking havoc in Hammanskraal.

He's also committed financial support to the City of Tshwane for the completion of the Rooiwal Water Plant.

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This critical infrastructure is responsible for ensuring the distribution of clean water throughout the area.

Authorities are still struggling to identify the source of the outbreak.

READ: Cholera death toll rises to 22

In the meantime, every water tanker going into Hammanskraal is being tested.

So far, 22 people have died, with that number expected to increase.

Meanwhile, the Gauteng Education Department is preparing essential water supplies for schools in Hammanskraal, prioritising uninterrupted learning.


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