Violence erupts in QwaQwa after child (8) drowns while fetching water in river

The community has faced water shortages for years now and say Sunday’s drowning was the last straw.

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JOHANNESBURG - Violence has erupted in the small town of QwaQwa, in the eastern Free State, after an eight-year-old girl drowned while she and her brother were fetching water in a river.

The community has faced water shortages for years now and say Sunday’s drowning was the last straw.

Protesters are now blockading roads, burning tyres and stopping passing vehicles.