Merafong’s water disaster must be urgently prioritised

The following statement emanates from a portfolio committee meeting presentation by officials of the Merafong Local Municipality in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature. Merafong Local Municipality is losing almost 50% of the fresh drinking water it purchases as it is unable to fix water leaks and collapsing bulk water infrastructure. It…

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Merafong Mayor’s disgruntled “thugs” turn on her

In the build up to the 2016 elections, Merafong ANC Mayor, Maphefo Mogale Letsie, “hired” a band of unemployed residents to stir up trouble for opposition parties and instigate mayhem. These residents were promised permanent jobs working for the council after the elections, but 17 months later, the municipality has…

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