Makhanda residents beg for intervention

The water crisis in Makhanda remains dire. The good rains over the past few days have done nothing to alleviate the situation in the Eastern Cape town. Courtesy #DStv403

MAKHANDA - Residents in Makhanda in the Eastern Cape are calling on the government to intervene in the water crisis there.

The situation remains dire, with the recent good rains not doing anything to alleviate the situation.

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Humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers says R30-million is needed to avert an all-out disaster.

"Bottled water is expensive, drilling in Makhanda the rock is hard here, the drilling bits are quite expensive," said Ali Sablay of the Gift of the Givers.

"Some of the water needs to go through a filtration system."

Gift of the Givers is now appealing to the government for help.

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Students at Rhodes University are also having to deal with intermittent water cuts at their residences.

They're doing their part to be water wise.


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