Giyani residents take to streets to demand water

Lack of water leads to shutdown, despite minister’s plea

Zoe Mahopo Journalist

The people’s patience for the R3bn Nandoni water project, which the government has not been able to complete after 14 years, reached a boiling point in Giyani, Limpopo, yesterday when they shut down their town demanding answers.   

On Monday, angry residents shut down the CBD in Giyani, amid calls for water and sanitation minister Senzo Mchunu to account for the government’s failure to finish the Giyani bulk water project meant to supply the town and 55 villages with clean drinking water. The project was meant to bring relief to the water-scarce part of the province. ..

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