Alex Japho Matlala
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17 Jan 2020
6:37 am

DA to lay charges against Limpopo municipalities over stolen water

Alex Japho Matlala

Sekhukhune district municipality and the Ephraim Mogale municipality allegedly does nothing while large quantities of water are stolen on a regular basis.

File picture: Werner Beukes / SAPA

A financially challenged Limpopo district municipality is apparently spending millions of rands on cultivating clean drinkable water, which allegedly ends up being stolen by thugs and businesspeople. The Democratic Alliance (DA) will today lay criminal charges against the Sekhukhune district municipality as well as the Ephraim Mogale municipality for allegedly doing nothing while large quantities of water were stolen on a regular basis. The DA alleged that since the beginning of last year’s Easter holidays an estimated 80,000 to 150,000 litres of water was stolen daily from a fire hydrant in Extension 6 in the Ephraim Mogale municipal area. The...