Vandalism cuts water supply in parts of KwaZulu-Natal’s South Coast

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Thieves removed cables and wiring from the major bulk water reticulation network at Bhobhoyi and Umthavuna on the South Coast.
Thieves removed cables and wiring from the major bulk water reticulation network at Bhobhoyi and Umthavuna on the South Coast.

Arson and theft, coupled with silting of pumping infrastructure, have led to some people being without running water on parts of the South Coast.

Ray Nkonyeni municipal spokesperson France Zama said there had been “heightened acts of vandalism” at the major bulk water reticulation network at Bhobhoyi and Umthavuna.

Electrical cables and wires were removed from parts of the network of pumps, pipes and water storage units, which store and distribute water.

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