Limpopo municipalities focusing on boreholes

Limpopo municipalities focusing on boreholes

The ANC in Limpopo said on Tuesday that municipalities were working at reactivating boreholes in areas without water.

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Residents in the Marulaneng village protested yesterday, shutting down the entry to the village and the George Masebe Hospital.

The ANC's provincial secretary in Limpopo, Nocks Seabi, addressed the media following their Provincial Executive Committee meeting, saying municipalities were rehabilitating boreholes since rural areas rely on them for water.

"The municipality of Mogalakwena is busy with the rehabilitation of boreholes, because there are a number of boreholes that are no longer functional, either because of the engines or it is dry, so they are trying to rehabilitate those boreholes and in some areas they have succeeded," he said.

Seabi said the municipality is looking at fixing all boreholes in the area, but that the drought might escalate the problem.

Meanwhile, Seabi said the ANC in the province was in the process of evaluating councillors ahead of the local government elections and that under-performing ANC ward councillors could be benched.

"If there was a lazy councillor, a councillor who doesn't report, who doesn't call community meetings and we identify such a councillor, that councillor may not return," he said.

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