Free State town without water for three days

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Free State town without water for three days - Image - Jane Doere

For three days now, people have been left with no water as a municipal strike continues. The residents of Tweeling a small town situated outside of Frankfort in the Free State are up in arms.

Demonstrators continue to burn tires and fill the roads with rubbish and claim they have not been paid. In the meantime, the entire town suffers due to the water being cut off.

The elderly, babies and animals are suffering without having water, and there is no sign of when this basic service will be restored. The very poor have been affected as they cannot afford to buy bottled water. While this constitutes a health risk, the people are furious about not having water and are threatening to take action. All complaints are ignored, and the protesters continue each day to destroy the town.

Residents continue to make contact with the Mafube Local Municipality and councilors regarding the situation who promise look into the matter and get the water crisis resolved. However, it is all empty promises as nothing is done for three days now, and the town continues to look more like a rubbish dump due to the demonstrators wrecking the place. The Mafube local municipality is under the control of the ANC government and won 13 of the 17 seats during the 2016 municipal elections.

Free State town without water for three days – Image – Jane Doere
Free State town without water for three days – Image – Jane Doere

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