No one should die for water: NW premier

By Drum Digital
19 January 2014

"Nobody should die in a democratic South Africa for water," says North West Premier Thandie Modise.

"Nobody should die in a democratic South Africa for water," says North West Premier Thandi Modise.

Modise was speaking at the funeral for two victims of the protests over water in Mothutlung in the North West were laid to rest on Sunday.

"We think that the people, the citizens, the residents of South Africa have every right to complain, to march, to sing. They have the right to tell government what its shortcomings are and nobody has the right to take the decision to take life because of that,” says Modise.

SABC reports that Osia Nkalane Rahube and Lerato Seema were buried on Sunday and the third victim Michael Tshele was buried on Saturday.

Modise added that someone needed to be punished for the deaths of the three.

- DRUM Reporter

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