Molewa: SA's water problems just small issues

2014-01-27 11:25
Water affairs Minister Edna Molewa (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Water affairs Minister Edna Molewa (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Johannesburg - Most of the country’s problems with water supply are small issues which can easily be fixed, Water Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said on Monday.

Eyewitness News said it found that many communities around the country had problems with supply as a result of corruption, pollution and lack of administration from government.

Millions of people do not have access to water while many others queue for hours to fill up buckets. EWN’s investigation also found that many people in communities around the country made money from selling clean water to others.

The crisis came to a head when four people were killed, allegedly by police, in violent protests in Brits.

Molewa visited the community and promised to have water supply returned to the affected areas.

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