Thirsty Moshaweng villagers drink unclean water

Moshaweng residents walking long distances to fetch water
Moshaweng residents walking long distances to fetch water

With the scorching summer heat upon Moshaweng village in the Letlhakeng-Lephephe constituency, residents face an acute water crisis forcing them to walk long distances to fetch and drink contaminated water from ponds.

The supply of the current single functioning borehole in the village is inadequate to cover the entire community of a population of approximately 1,700, a situation that has left residents irate.

For almost two months now, residents of Moshaweng village have been struggling without a single drop of potable water from their domestic taps. To get answers on Thursday, villagers summoned water authorities and the Letlhakeng Sub-District Council chairperson Meshack Tshenyego to a kgotla meeting to shed light on the matter.

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