Residents fetch water from streams despite tanks availability

TAFELKOP – When Sekhukhune District Municipality (SDM) availed seven water tanks in Tafelkop outside Groblersdal within the Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality last year, hopes of residents to have their water shortage problems addressed raised higher.

But the residents’ predicament over lack of access to water in the area continues despite the availability of the tanks.

According to the residents the water tanks were delivered last year but they had no stands to be placed on and where delivered and kept at one of the homesteads in the area.

The residents are forced to fetch water from streams they share with animals and the situation sends them fearing for their health.

During an interview with one of the television station, Mkhulu Malope, a resident, said they surprisingly received a call from one of the MMCs in the district municipality saying that the tanks would be collected and would be brought back after a week after they learnt that the media was getting to the area.

Another resident, Frisca Moloko said they came to the streams everyday because they had no taps. Moloko said they shared the from the stream with animals

“As the residents in the area we need water but this is what we have- referring to the stream,” said Frisca Moloko.

Residents blamed the municipality that they were still struggling with water when the tanks were left idle after six months.

Magdelina Molopo, said they tanks were brought there with the promise that they only be kept for six days and that she was surprised that the water tanks were still there six months after when people were still fetching water from the streams.

The municipality could not explain why the water tanks were brought to the area without stands being erected to place them.

Sekhukhune District Municipality blamed the local business forums who trapped them into delivering the tanks there.

During an interview with the television station, Moloko Moloto, SDM Communications Manager, said they were interacting with a group of people who said if the district municipality brought the tanks they we would believe the commitment of the institution that problems of lack of water supply in the area would be augmented.



Thapelo Motseo

COMPANY BACKGROUND Sekhukhune Times was founded in 2015 for the purpose of providing Sekhukhune community and businesses with quality news. The business is operated within the Sekhukhune district municipality which consist of four municipality namely Fetakgomo Tubatse Local Municipality, Ephraim Mogale Local Municipality, Makhuduthamaga Local Municipality and Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality . Sekhukhune Times help the readers to become aware of their surroundings from social life, to the news happening in the community and also not forgetting what’s happening on the outside world’ it brings you all the news in a convenient and simple language that community can understand and It is released every Thursday and distributed through various mine, shops, , pubiic institutions and in schools. Complimentary copies are distributed to advertisers. The publication is also available online Sekhukhune Times bring you all the news you need to know about the community, events coming up, speeches and also some tips on surviving student life as well as anything which you feel could be beneficial to students voicing out their opinions. MISSION . To became a cross border publication that will link young people from all corners of the world. . To became a source of information to the youth and community in general. .To became a tool for businesses big and small to market their products. .To serve as a communication tool for businesses, government, school and communities in general. .To offer jobs to young people and thus participate in eradicating unemployment, which is a major contributor to increase in crime, AIDS and poverty in our communities. .Provide auxiliary services such as printing, layout and design and photography for other institutions. . Sekhukhune Times is committed to providing the client with a quality product at competitive price within schedule. . At all time we will address and service the customers, requirements, comply with specifications, standards and technical requirements, act ethically and with dignity

Social Media Auto Publish Powered By :