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ANC Fezile Dabi scrutinise water crisis in Parys

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By Thys Khiba – The African National Congress (ANC) regional secretary in Fezile Dabi, Thabo Mabasa confirmed the ANC REC had a meeting with the governing party branches in Parys to discuss water outages and service delivery related matters on Wednesday and Thursday.

Central News reported residents of Tumahole township are subjected to inhumane conditions and affected by water outages.

Earlier this year, angry residents went on rampage and torched the house of the mayor’s mother and parts of the Ngwathemunicipal in a service delivery protest.

“The ANC REC met with Parys Branches on the 19th April 2023 to discuss this matter [water crisis].

It can be reported that high on the agenda was negative effects on senior citizens, children, people with disabilities, schools, clinics, hospital and residents of Tumahole in general,” said Mabasa.



Mabasa indicated that the ANC regional chairperson and executive mayor of the affected Ngwathe Local Municipality, Victoria de Beer-Mthombeni was requested to come with solutions in relation to the crisis.

De Beer-Mthombeni and members of the council are expected to embark on a ward base program to address residents on the latest water developments.

The supply of water is the responsibility of the Municipality complement not of Executive Mayor alone.”

On Friday some parts of the town were without electricity due high voltage fault.

Municipal spokesperson Steve Naale indicated municipal has discovered a high voltage fault after the Eskom load sheddingreconnection, in the Parys golf estate cable on Friday.’

“Municipality sends a word of apology to residents for this unforeseen inconvenience. The electricity team is attending to this fault,” said Naale.



on Friday, the Democratic Alliance (DA) councillor, Carina Serfontein in Ngwathe said residents in a significant portion of Koppies have been without power for a month.

Residents who are still using 6.6kVa transformers are affected by a damaged transformer.

This is the second time within a few months, and no other transformers are suitable for this network, making replacements scarce.



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