Our water could be making us sick

2016-04-21 06:00

I HAVE been coming to the South Coast for 11 years and if we drink the tap water­ we get tummy ache.

We keep charcoal tablets just in case.

I now live in Uvongo and have been on antibiotics ever since. I have a high fever and an ear infection like most people in our complex, even those who don’t swim. Children are sick with bleeding ears.

My blood pressure also goes up suddenly, among other problems I have. A lady I know of died of a stroke on Sunday.

I also had to fight a stroke because of high fever, while my mother-in-law also has the same symptoms. She has been continuously ill since she moved here three years ago.

Even epilepsy can occur with high fever. I woke up again the other morning with fever and had to fight it with vitamin c. Can this be part of bacteria in the water? I’m afraid my holiday friends will get ear infections as well.

Marita Cloete

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.


5 top leg exercises for men

Here’s our selection of the five best leg exercises that you can do in the comfort of your own home.


You won't want to miss...

WATCH: Pornhub is giving users free access to premium content this holidays
5 top leg exercises for men
10 best dressed men of 2017
How to open a beer bottle without an opener
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.