Majakaneng calm as govt scrambles to deliver water services

Violent protests broke out in Majakaneng this week with residents demanding adequate water supply.

Police clashed with protesters on this bridge in Majakaneng on 4 February 2015. Picture: Barry Bateman/EWN

MAJAKANENG - The North West government has reportedly scrambled its resources in an effort to get water flowing in Majakaneng after days of violent protests.

The community has been locked in running battles with the police since Monday, demanding water.

While the area was calm on Thursday, roads and the N4 Highway through Majakaneng were closed, with police on high alert.

A relatively new concrete reservoir is clearly visible on the hill overlooking Majakaneng but community members say while the pipes have been laid, there's no water flowing from their taps and they're frustrated.

"We need water because we are tired of buying water each and every day. We are not getting water from there."

While North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo is scheduled address the community on Saturday, he's dispatched a team of water technicians to look into the problem.

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