Limpopo community forced to drink the same water as animals

Limpopo community forced to drink the same water as animals

A Limpopo community has cried out over the lack of service it received from the government.

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The community of Sarani is fed up with the government, which they accused of neglecting the Limpopo people.

People of Sarani have to drink the same water as animals and their living arrangements are not making the situation any better.

Briefly.co.za learned their homes are reportedly falling apart and the lack of a proper toilet systems are making life extremely hard for the residents. The people have to use outdoor long drop toilets.

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One resident, Musiiwa Mathebula, said the horrible conditions in Sarani has started to affect her business.

Mathebula has been selling fruit under a tree for five years, however, the lack of basic services in the community makes her business a safety risk, eNCA reported.

She said she has to wake up at four in the morning to go down to the river, where she fetches the water she needs.

Mathebula added she could be sexually assaulted during those early morning hours.

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She added the ANC does not care about the people and they only show interest in helping around the time of national elections.

The local government is aware of the issue and after running tests, they concluded the water was not safe for people to drink.

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