Freedom Front Plus
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Complaint lodged with HRC due to pollution of water sources near Thabazimbi

The FF Plus has lodged yet another complaint with the Human Rights Commission (HRC) as water sources are being polluted by sewage due to the Thabazimbi Local Municipality’s poor governance.

The communities of Rooiberg, Raputi and Leeupoort fear that their health may suffer and that the local ecosystem may be seriously damaged seeing as untreated sewage from the Thabazimbi waste water treatment plant is flowing into the Rooikuil tributary which, in turn, flows into the Crocodile River.

In addition to the fact that the wastewater treatment plant has never been fully functional, a power cable was stolen about five weeks ago and it still has not been replaced.

Moreover, the ANC’s unlawful takeover of this Municipality is delaying any decision-making, which further hampers basic service delivery.

Conserving nature is of crucial importance for both humans and animals, and the Municipality must fulfil its obligations towards the community by properly providing services.

The pollution of water sources must not be tolerated seeing as water is already extremely scarce in Limpopo.

The FF Plus will continue to put pressure on the Municipality to repair the power cable at the plant, and will frequently engage with the HRC to monitor any progress with the matter.



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