After 5 years of submitting lawsuits and 5 court docket orders, residents of villages in Limpopo nonetheless complain of getting no entry to water.
The indigent residents of 5 villages in Flag Boshielo West, Limpopo, say they nonetheless have virtually no entry to water.
The residents expressed that they’ve had sufficient they usually need the performing municipal supervisor of the Sekhukhune District Municipality to be arrested and detained for “wilful contempt of court docket”.
They introduced their matter to the North Gauteng Excessive court docket and the pressing utility was heard by Choose David Fuorie this week.
Though, the judgement was reserved.
The residents had been represented by the Centre for Utilized Authorized Research (CALS) lawyer Ariella Scher.
She mentioned the neighborhood had secured 5 court docket orders since 2015 with 4 of them calling on the municipality to supply them with water.
“Up to now, they’re nonetheless with out a dependable water supply,” she mentioned.
She mentioned the state of affairs turned worse in the course of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The was no water out there to observe the mandatory measures wanted to curb the unfold of the virus.
She additionally made it recognized that the court docket orders had been taken “by consent” however the municipality ignored them.