Alex Japho Matlala
2 minute read
29 Apr 2021
5:30 am

Sisulu slammed for scapegoating Lepelle Northern Water

Alex Japho Matlala

Water works insists the Limpopo project of over R140 million is ‘80% complete’, despite ‘tanks not working, extended deadlines’.

Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu. Picture: Chantall Presence / ANA

A damning letter from Human Settlements, Water & Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu asking Lepelle Northern Water (LNW) why the R140 million Limpopo drought relief project stalled, was slammed as a move to brand LNW as a “scapegoat”. Sisulu wants tangible reasons why the community is still without clean water – but LNW yesterday insisted “the project was now at 80% completion”. The project was launched in February last year at a cost of R143 million to provide the residents of Moutse, outside Groblersdal, with adequate clean water and for the prevention of the spread of Covid-19. ALSO READ: R143m down...