Almost R254 million and 10 years later, still no water in villages


Honorary Master
Mar 26, 2010
Though R254 million was allocated for two projects to provide water for 17 villages in Matatiele, Eastern Cape, there is still no water in the village taps.

In one project, a multi-million rand tender to install water for nine villages was awarded to six contractors in 2010. Ten years and R88 million later, taps are still dry in eight of the villages.

The only village that has clean water uses a borehole which was not part of the project.

Alfred Nzo District Municipality spokesperson Lixolile Petela said the Fobane water scheme was designed in two phases. Just under R88 million was spent on phase 1, and a tender of R37 million was awarded for phase 2 to JAMJO Civils in 2014.

The villages that are supposed to benefit from this project are Fobane, Mangolong, Sekgotlong, Bethersda, Thafa, Good Hope, Linotsing, Matolong and Pholile.

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“As you can see we are sharing water with animals [cows] and this is not healthy, but we do not have a choice,” she says.
Of course you do, vote for the DA..
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They have no choice?? What do they think voting is for??
That's the EC. ANC votabase.
No surprises. Shitshow where money for projects and development just magically dissapears. Poof. All gone. And noone knows what's happened to it.
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