Another protest: KZN town continues four-year long fight for water

Northern KwaZulu-Natal neighborhood of Pomeroy has been submitting memorandums and embarking on protests for 4 years as their yearn for water is unheard.

As we speak, the battle for the fundamental amenity nonetheless continues.

They offered their plights and anger by burning tyres and blockading components of the R33 with stones throughout the protest.

In keeping with a  Pomeroy resident, Andrew Jhilmeet, stated the neighborhood was bored with elevating the identical problem with nothing accomplished.

“For the previous 4 years now we have been submitting memorandums and protesting over the identical problem, however we nonetheless don’t have water.”

“The native (Msinga) and district (Umzimyathi) municipalities should account. The mayor should even be held accountable and demand that the co-operative governance & conventional affairs (Cogta) MEC comes to deal with us on the way in which ahead.”

Police spokesperson, Capt Nqobile Gwala confirmed that greater than 200 neighborhood members took to the streets on Tuesday.

“At 6am, about 200 neighborhood members blockaded the R33 in Pomeroy with burning tyres, bushes and stones. The street continues to be closed and police are on the scene.”

“No incidents  have been reported. Motorists are suggested to make use of different routes,” Gwala stated.


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