Farmer wants R2 million compensation, sewerage contaminated his farm

Farmer wants R2 million compensation, sewerage contaminated his farm

An embattled North West emerging farmer is claiming R2 million worth of livestock loss due to raw sewage flowing through his property.

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Aubrey Nkonye has been struggling to combat the contamination of his water supply on his farm for over a decade.

He has documented his financial losses and struggles to achieve resolution through the district or local municipality.

According to Aubrey, the number of sheep that have died as a result of this issue amounts to 625.

In addition, it is claimed that 575 goats have died as well.

Briefly.co.za understands the treating veterinarian confirmed the cause of death to be Diarrhoea in most cases and this was due to the high level of bacteria in the water.

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eNCA news reported that the water at the farm was tested and had a staggering E.coli reading of 2420.

Aubrey complains that he is being sent from pillar to post whenever he approaches local authorities.

Further cause for concern is the fact that children are often seen playing in the sewage water.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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