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Makana Municipality restores water after 'sabotage' act

Municipality’s Mayor Mzukisi Mpahlwa said repair work was completed on Friday.

Water runs from a tap. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Damaged water infrastructure in Makana Local Municipality was finally repaired.

Officials described the damage as "sabotage," after thousands of residents were left without water.

Municipality’s Mayor Mzukisi Mpahlwa said repair work was completed on Friday.

“There were foreign objects found inside a pump. The following day we saw they had opened the valve at the reservoir. We also found one of our employees opened a valve in the same reservoir.”

Mpahlwa said the investigation was handed over to the police.