Anger as community shares unhealthy water with livestock
MKHUPHULANGWENYA Reserve community members in uMlalazi are unhappy about sharing water with livestock at the uMhlathuzana River.
The community previously fetched water from the premises of a local mining company, but the company has since closed its gates, preventing the people from entering.
Community member Celani Shwabede said they were disturbed by what was happening in the area with regard to water provision.
‘The water we get from the river is very unhealthy. We now rely on water tankers which come once a week, but this is not helping us.’
Ward Councillor Lindani Biyela said the water shortage was a result of the delay in the water pipe installation by King Cetshwayo District Municipality from Phobane to Ward 24.
‘Another problem is that the pump which supplies water to this community is not big enough to cater for the whole area. That’s why we have resorted to water tankers as a means to supply water to the community,’ he said.