Mothutlung: Water to be fully restored today

Military tankers have been in the area providing certain areas with water since Wednesday.

The Madibeng local municipality has promised that residents of Mothutlung in the North West will have water by the end of Sunday. Picture: Lesego Ngobeni/EWN.

MOTHUTLUNG - The Madibeng local municipality has promised that residents of Mothutlung in the North West will have water by the end of Sunday after services were restored to large parts of the township last week.

Military tankers have been in the area providing certain sections of the community with water since Wednesday.

It's believed the municipality is still repairing water pumps that apparently broke at the same time, leaving the area without access to running water and sanitation for more than a month.

A group of children have pleaded with the government to act swiftly in restoring water.

"We want water, we need water and we've been struggling. We can't even clean our houses, we can't even take a bath. We need water."

The Economic Freedom Fighter's Jonny Malazi says if water is not fully restored to the area by Tuesday, his party will consider taking to the streets.

"These people, especially from the Madibeng municipality, are so unreliable. Whatever they are saying, you cannot believe.

"We'll give them an indulgence of few days as they say they will fix the pumps."

Three people were killed in protests last week.

One of them, Mike Tshele, the first protester to be killed in the area, was buried on Saturday.