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Ramaphosa promises clean running water for Hammanskraal 

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Lerato Mbhiza

President Cyril Ramaphosa  says  the government is working on finding solutions to deal with water issues in Hammanskraal, Tshwane.

Ramaphosa was leading the ANC voter registration drive in the area, where there is  an ongoing water crisis.

A cholera outbreak in May, resulted in the deaths of almost 30 people with at least 166 confirmed cases in the area.

There were promises from the government to deal with the water situation but residents say the water coming out of their taps still looks dirty and many of them still rely on water tankers while many still use pit toilets.

Ramaphosa has said the government concedes that there have been some failures with regards to service delivery and provision of clean drinking water to some communities in Hammanskraal. 

“There have been weaknesses in service delivery which we’ve all admitted, but those weaknesses have been identified where they originate from and what causes them. 

“We are now correcting those weaknesses. Water is a big issue here and the nation has now intervened. We are now going to deliver clean water to our people in this area. Soon, we are going to have clean water and better services delivered”.

Ramaphosa also acknowledged that the Tshwane municipal strike negatively affected service delivery. 

“They also complained about sewage and refused to remove it. We had a strike in Tshwane that debilitated the provision of services here, that strike is over. We are now going to have better services delivered.”

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