WATCH: Parys’s toxic water a slow, but sure death sentence

The source of Parys’s problems is the sewage that is polluting the Vaal River upstream from the town, and lightning that struck a cable of the purification plant in the area.

A resident from the Parys area of Schonkenville, who did not want to reveal his identity, said that water quality has been a problem for 15 years.

WATCH: Parys’s toxic water a slow, but sure death sentence
WATCH: Parys’s toxic water a slow, but sure death sentence

WATCH: Parys’s toxic water a slow, but sure death sentence

The source of Parys’s problems is the sewage that is polluting the Vaal River upstream from the town, and lightning that struck a cable of the purification plant in the area.

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Dire water crises continue to plague communities across SA

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The nitty-gritties of expired medication

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‘The Constitution guarantees healthcare to all, however, we have limited resources,’ he says.
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