Govt promises water in Mpumalanga region

2014-01-21 13:50
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Johannesburg - Residents of Pienaar, in Mbombela in Mpumalanga, would have running water before the end of the week, the department of water and environmental affairs said on Tuesday.

"We have engaged with the Mbombela Municipality and they promised that water would be restored before the end of the week," said spokesperson Themba Khumalo.

He said the problem was in the piping system and technicians were attending to it.

On Sunday a man was arrested after residents in Pienaar took to the streets and barricaded roads with trees and stones in protest over water shortages in the area.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Selvy Mohlala said the situation had returned to normal.

"Vehicles are moving freely but police continue to monitor the area," he said.

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