Illegal land occupation could cause trouble for Durban's main water supply

Illegal land occupation could cause trouble for Durban's main water supply

An illegal land occupation near Midmar Dam could negatively affect Durban's water supply. DA councillor, Craig Millar, says the lack of provision of housing for people by the ANC could lead to pollution of the water supply.

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DA councillor, Craig Millar, feels that the recent illegal land occupation on land near the Midmar Dam could lead to trouble.

Midmar Dam is Durban's main water supply. Millar says he does understand the plight of people who have no homes, but the law have to be respected.

IOL News reported that Millar also said that failing to install infrastructure led to the stalling of 6 local housing developments, frustrating the community.

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Shacks mushroomed near Midmar Dam as about 400 people planted pegs to mark off properties.

The lack of provision of housing and the stalling of housing projects under the ANC administration could lead to an illegal invasion of land. A by-product is then, of course, pollution going into Midmar Dam and jeopardising the water safety for millions downstream.

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Illegal land occupation could cause trouble for Durban's main water supply

Craig Millar (Image Source: IOL News/Duncan Guy)
Source: UGC

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