WUC, you were wrong!

There is something inherently wrong in cutting off water supplies to people without a warning.

Granted, Water Utilities Corporation (WUC), the sole water supplier to towns and major villages, is a business.It supplies a product for which people must pay, and cannot be reasonably expected to continue providing that service if there is no payment. In fact, the Corporation currently has serious cash flow problems, and could not pay employees January salaries on time.

That notwithstanding, what WUC did over the weekend in places such as Mogoditshane is wrong. The corporation started turning off supplies to debtors on Friday morning. Those who rushed to the WUC offices on Saturday to pay were told connections could only be done on Monday as the only people on the field were those doing disconnections.

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