DA demands clean Standerton water

The Lekwa municipality in Standerton is said to be polluting the Vaal River crossing through.


The Democratic Alliance in Mpumalanga is demanding an end to water pollution.

The party is taking their fight to the Lekwa local municipality in Standerton to demand that the municipality stops polluting the Vaal River.

For many years, the Standerton waste water treatment plant has been channeling dirt into the river.

Provincial spokeswoman Dumisile Masuku said the Lekwa municipality is one of the 76 waste water treatment plants reported by the department of co-operative governance as polluting clean water sources across the province.

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“The municipality has done nothing for the people of Sakhile township who live with sewage flowing openly between their homes as it makes its way to the Vaal River,” she said.

Provincial leader James Masango will today lead a march to the offices of Lekwa municipality to deliver a memorandum demanding an end to the “wilful water pollution”.

(edited by MLM)

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