Rains drown crops, kill livestock in Kgatleng

The recent downpours across the country have submerged crops and left livestock dead in the Kgatleng district, particularly in areas along the flowing directions of some rivers and the now overflowing Bokaa Dam. The overflowing water carriers are said to have spilled over some farmers’ kraals and ploughing fields sweeping away their small stock and plants.

The Kgatleng District Council chairperson, Mpho Morolong said it is true that some ploughing fields and farms have been affected. “Water was all over, especially along the Bokaa Dam and the Notwane River which were receiving large volumes of water from other rivers. Our teams are still on the ground assessing the situation,” he said.

A businessman from Bokaa village, Ishmael Mosinyi whose ploughing field is situated along the Bokaa Dam, which has been overflowing for the past two days, says half of his field has been swept away by the flowing water from the Bokaa Dam to the Notwane River. “I now have to forget about ploughing. The good rains we all have been longing for have left some of us holding our mouths. Like many, I was expecting a good harvest this year but things have taken a dramatic turn,” he said.

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