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THERE are some unbelievably stupid individuals in this world. They are the light-fingered ones who have been stealing Jojo tanks from the streets of Greytown, but anyone who has bought one of these stolen tanks “cheap” is equally stupid.

Greytown’s water crisis is far from over. For the time being there is water in the system from 5am to 10am, but as stated constantly this is the short-term intervention. However, there are still a number of residents who need to get water from a street Jojo tanks for their daily use. The long-term intervention is the infamous Craigieburn pipeline – a static Department of Water and Sanitation and Umzinyathi pipe dream from a dam that is almost as low as Lake Merthley.
There is optimism that Umvoti will record heavy spring rains, which at this stage, all residents should be praying for.

At the time of going to press no one was sure just how many Jojos had been stolen – it could be up to six. A further three were officially removed as the wires holding the tanks to their stands had been cut and obviously the thieves were coming back to remove these three.

Most of these illegal removals occurred in the early hours of last Wednesday and Thursday. Field Security patrol came across a bakkie loaded with a Jojo taken from the corner of Shepstone and York streets round about 3am on Thursday. They gave chase as the bakkie sped off on the Dundee road - the tank rolled off as the bakkie disappeared into the distance. The van was returned to the municipality. A bit later, a Field Security guard came across thieves about to load the Jojo tank on the corner of Okes and York streets onto a bakkie. They left the tank on the pavement and drove off.

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