Water supply to Mandela hospital restored

2013-06-21 10:27
The Mediclinic hospital in Pretoria where Nelson Mandela is apparently being treated. (File, AFP)

The Mediclinic hospital in Pretoria where Nelson Mandela is apparently being treated. (File, AFP)

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Johannesburg - The water supply to a number of Pretoria suburbs, including the vicinity of the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital, was restored early on Friday morning, the municipality said.

Spokesperson Blessing Manale said the supply was restored at around 02:00 after a planned water cut on Tuesday.

"The City of Tshwane embarked on a routine water services maintenance programme which resulted in water supply interruptions on [Tuesday]," he said in a statement.

This was initially extended until 11:00 on Wednesday, but was further extended because a problem occurred while the technicians were trying to restore the supply.

Suburbs affected included Muckleneuk, parts of Colbyn, Hatfield, and Bryntirion.

On Thursday, the city managed to restore water in most of the affected suburbs, but Arcadia and Inner-city Central remained dry.

"The City of Tshwane Services Infrastructure opted to deliver water tankers... to all critical centres around Arcadia, mainly the hospitals, embassies, student residences, and high density residential units and flats."

Manale said that the water services department worked through the night to restore the water supply.

"We once more want to apologise for inconveniences suffered during this situation."

Medi-Clinic spokesperson Lee-Ann Bell confirmed that the supply to the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital, where former president Nelson Mandela is being treated for a lung infection, had been interrupted before the matter was resolved.

She could not immediately provide further comment.
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