Residents in Mtubatuba municipality are experiencing severe water shortages and are now forced to buy water in order to survive. But just before the by-elections there were many water tankers supplying free water to residents.
IFP’s Mtuba Cllr, Mr Qhina Mkhwanazi said “People are thirsty because those water suppliers have dried up just like the promises made by the ruling party. It is sad that we are facing this situation of water scarcity in this municipality. It is very painful that our people are suffering just after few weeks they have voted for a ruling party which promised them heaven and earth for a better life. Before the by-elections there were many water tankers and other service providers which were used to manipulate the minds of our people to believe that their lives will change after the by-elections, but all that has vanished, because those trucks were hired by the uMkhanyakude District and have not been paid.”
“Residents have to buy water and have to wait for 1 day or 2 days to get water and those who have no money to buy water they are the ones who suffers most. The most affected areas by this situation are Ntandabantu, Bhekimpilo, Khulubone, Segceke, Gunjeni, Sihlakaneni, and Elangalethu where there is no water at all. The IFP is concerned because people are suffering due to the inept newly-elected Mtuba council,” continued Cllr Mkhwanazi.
“We want to remind Mtubatuba residents that when the IFP govern Mtuba municipality none of these hardships were ever experienced. Therefore, we call on them to vote for the IFP in the next year’s Local government election. Our people must take this as a wake-up call and vote for us. As the IFP we have taken the initiative to supply water to the people via Hluhluwe Phase 4 which started in 2006 until today. The uMkhanyakude District must be held accountable for its failure to deliver water to the people,” concluded Mkhwanazi.
Councillor Qhina Mkhwanazi
IFP Mtubatuba Ward 19,
082 906 3123/ 078 499 4048