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‘Lock up our failing municipal manager,’ villagers tell court

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Villagers in rural Sekhukhune in Limpopo, who have been without a reliable water supply for the greater part of the last decade, say the only way to ensure their plight is taken seriously would be for the court to lock up their municipal manager for contempt.


03 Aug 2020
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‘Lock up our failing municipal manager,’ villagers tell court

Murky rivers are the only source of water for some residents in the Sekhukhune municipal district in Limpopo. Picture: Supplied.

The Covid-19 pandemic has driven a protracted legal battle between local government and a group of villagers in rural Sekhukhune in Limpopo – who have been without a reliable water supply for the greater part of the last decade now – to a new crescendo. The community have brought an urgent application to have the municipal manager held responsible – and jailed – for her administration’s failings, due to come before the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday. Ariella Scher – from the University of Witswatersrand’s Centre for Applied Legal Studies, which is representing the villagers – described the situation...

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