We are getting tired of what is going on in Komani.
My wife Liziwe and I have invested our pension money in our business and property here as we decided to stay in Komani.
Liziwe was born here, her parents and grandparents are buried here.
But our house is not comfortable any longer as there is no water.
Last week, there was only a trickle so sometimes our washing machine and dishwasher do not work.
We are scared to use the toilets because how will we wash our hands? To have a bath is difficult.
Council tells us there is no water, but in town people are merrily washing their cars. In the street where my office is, there are three ongoing carwashes.
Our family do the basics but other people can have clean cars.
People have installed water tanks. They do not save water as the tank fills up when there is a little.
The tanks have a two-fold effect: They do not save and when the council opens the water for certain areas, the tanks fill, resulting in low pressure for everyone else.
I know ours is not the only area. Places like Ezibeleni and Mlungisi also seem to be permanently out of water.
This also strains the sewerage system, causing blockages in some parts.
We like Komani, but it is becoming more and more unpleasant and uncomfortable to stay here.