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Another protest: KZN town continues four-year long fight for water



Northern KwaZulu-Natal community of Pomeroy has been submitting memorandums and embarking on protests for four years as their yearn for water is unheard.

Today, the fight for the basic amenity still continues.

They presented their plights and anger by burning tyres and blockading parts of the R33 with stones during the protest.

According to a  Pomeroy resident, Andrew Jhilmeet, said the community was tired of raising the same issue with nothing done.

“For the past four years we have been submitting memorandums and protesting over the same issue, but we still don’t have water.”

“The local (Msinga) and district (Umzimyathi) municipalities must account. The mayor must also be held accountable and demand that the co-operative governance & traditional affairs (Cogta) MEC comes to address us on the way forward.”

Police spokesperson, Capt Nqobile Gwala confirmed that more than 200 community members took to the streets on Tuesday.

“At 6am, about 200 community members blockaded the R33 in Pomeroy with burning tyres, trees and stones. The road is still closed and police are at the scene.”

“No incidents  have been reported. Motorists are advised to use other routes,” Gwala said.


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