Thirsty villagers resort to river water

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Mabiletsa

Residents of Ramotlabaki settlement in Kgatleng District have resorted to drinking water from the Madikwe River due to a bureaucratic loophole.

The Water Utilities Corporation (WUC) cannot supply the residents because the settlement is not gazetted. Besides, the residents cannot prove ownership of their plots to enable WUC to install standpipes.

Some residents say they have not bothered to get land ownership certificates from the district capital of Mochudi because it is too far.  Olefile Tsiane, who is unemployed, said he does not have money to travel to Mochudi to retrieve the certificate for his plot.

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