Weekend Post (South Africa)

Burst pipe leads to water spill

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A RIVER of water flowed down Port Elizabeth’s Strand Street yesterday after a pipe burst in Central, flooding an area where hawkers ply their trade.

Nelson Mandela Bay municipal spokesman Mthubanzi Mniki said the municipali­ty was working on fixing the pipe.

Thabisa Lubambo, 30, who runs a fruit stand, said when she arrived just before 7am yesterday the water was already flowing.

“What is worrying is that this is clean water that is freely flowing down the street whereas the Municipali­ty has strict measures on the usage of water,” Lubambo said.

“I thought the problem would be sorted out by now.” – Yoliswa Sobuwa

 ?? PHOTOGRAPH: EUGENE COETZEE ?? GREAT LOSS: A burst pipe led to water running down Strand Street and pushing up the pavement yesterday
PHOTOGRAPH: EUGENE COETZEE GREAT LOSS: A burst pipe led to water running down Strand Street and pushing up the pavement yesterday

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