Mpumalanga water safe - expert

2012-05-16 17:25

Johannesburg - Water in Thaba Chweu in Mpumalanga is safe for drinking despite the municipality failing to achieve Blue Drop status, said an independent analyst on Wednesday.

"I see no reason that can make people panic," said Mbolamed Laboratory and Medical Services owner Victor Mashego.

"I would like to take this opportunity to tell the people that their lives are not in danger, as the media and the report cited last week."

Municipal spokesperson Themba Sibiya agreed.

"The water is drinkable and there is no need to panic," he said.

  • Hector - 2012-05-16 17:33

    What does LiquidTech say?

  • Zelda Crichton - 2012-05-16 17:59

    Witbank's water has been undrinkable for years! Why does this not repeatedly make the news until something is done to rectify this situation?

      Christelle - 2012-05-16 18:51

      What is shocking is that middelburg got the gold award for blue drop, but witbank can't even supply water at times! 20km apart but 2 different situations!

      khutso.malatji3 - 2012-05-16 19:40

      Your right is must be do so until thing fix well and done well

  • siphosgubu - 2012-05-16 20:37

    Thanks to the PR consultant (Masoka Dube) for making this publication a success. Now people can safely consume the water without fear. Big up man.

  • Chumscrubber1 - 2012-05-17 08:49

    The E coli levels in the Sabi river are still very high? What area are they talking about, I thought Thaba Thweu was the Sabie area? The sewage works have been putting untreated sewage in the river for years now, and government refuses to take action.

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