KZN community without water for weeks

Residents in the Ugu District Municipality, south on the KwaZulu-Natal Coast want action after living without water since early August. Courtesy of #DSTV403

PORT SHEPSTONE - Residents in the Ugu District Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal want action after the area has been without water since early August.

The Democratic Alliance has called for the municipality to be placed under administration.

Over the years the district has faced serious water challenges.

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The community of eZinqoleni has been without water for three weeks and have taken action, blocking roads in a desperate bid for assistance.

Community members say the municipality has blamed a failed pump for the taps drying up.

The municipality said ageing infrastructure and the growing population are to blame.

They claim to have written to the national government, seeking intervention.


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