Rakops goes ‘digital’ in quest for clean water

No go zone: Impure water is increasingly under the spotlight countrywide
No go zone: Impure water is increasingly under the spotlight countrywide

Rakops youths have taken to the Internet to demand clean drinking water from the Minister of Minerals, Water and Energy Resources, Kitso Mokaila and their Member of Parliament, Slumber Tsogwane.

Last Monday, the youths filed an online petition against the ‘unpalatable and foul smelling Rakops water’. The petition is slowly gaining support among residents of the village, and surrounding areas in Boteti West.

The petition mastermind, Neo Ramakhubu, writes that: “This issue is affecting the people of Rakops psychologically because for many years now they have (had) to endure this water that smells terrible and nothing is being done about it”.

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