Residents have bought. The tongue twisting still after having no water for the past 52 days. The area is known as No-GO area as the protest continues.
The strike has been influenced by the rumors floods that took place on April the 9th, which left many of the areas without drinkable water and infrastructure damages.
Some residents in Tongaat have brought the town to a standstill after having no water for 52 days.
Rajen Pillay, a concerned resident, said his home has been without drinking water since the day of the devastating floods on April 9, which left many areas without water and billions of rand in infrastructure damaged.
The heavy rain has hit KwaZulu-Natal again with other floods making matters worse for the communities affected to get drinkable water, the disappointed and frustrated residence have taken it upon themselves to show their grievances as having no water for a month and a couple of days has brought them discomfort.
It has been confirmed that Tongaat CBD and certain areas like Brake Village are without water.
Residence has been using water tank as source of water, but the water has not rescued them from the problem, the water has not been enough to cover the household’s daily water needs.
According to Durban Metro police spokesperson Parbhoo Sewpersadh, they were informed of early morning protests in the Tongaat area.
“We have deployed Public Order Policing. The Watson Highway and entrance to the CBD have been affected.
Pillay a residence in the area explained the circumstances brought by the situation, as he is also part and parcel of the matter.
“Residents are frustrated. We have had enough. While we know there were issues with the municipality getting to the Tongaat Water Works, that road has now become assessable, but still no work has started”
“In an area like eMdloti, that has been hit by the second floods, when I drove by yesterday, there was work being done to restore water in that area. Why is Tongaat not being prioritised?