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UguIOL News reports that the KwaZulu-Natal government has stepped in to resolve a stand-off between the Ugu District Municipality and disgruntled workers who were allegedly sabotaging the water supply to some South Coast towns.  

The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) said that, following the deployment of task teams to the municipality, an agreement was reached to end the water disruptions which have crippled the areas for months.  Acting Cogta MEC, Weziwe Thusi, said workers would return to work immediately and water and sanitation services would be restored soon.  She appealed to municipal workers to “refrain from resorting to acts of sabotage when they are in disagreement with their employers.  It is wrong and illegal and it must come to a stop.”  On behalf of the provincial government, she apologised to residents.  But, fed up residents did not buy it, and vowed to go ahead with a planned class action lawsuit to bring those responsible to account.

  • Read this report by Nosipho Mngoma in full at IOL News

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