Ntuzuma, which is just north of Durban, has been without water for six days which has angered residents. They took their anger to the streets, burning a municipal bus, blocking roads and burning tyres in protest.
The local municipality says the water situation is out of its hands and blames cable and wait for it.. load shedding… because pump stations use electricity. They are now looking at installing generators for the pumps.
Having been without water for 6 days they claim the municipality has not been sending enough water to them in tankers. Ntuzuma Township is 12 km from the Durban CBD; it consists of 99.5% of Black bantu community and 0.5 % of others. It is situated near KwaMashu, Inanda, and Phoenix areas, also known as the PINK area.
Meanwhile police have recovered stolen electric cables in Umkomaas, south of Durban, worth over 2 Million rand. Two people have been arrested, but will no doubt be on free foot very soon…