Cosatu in the Free State has endorsed the continuation of the shutdown by angry residents over the chronic water crisis in Maluti-A-Phofung Municipality in Qwaqwa.
Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says more than R2 billion is needed to provide a lasting solution to the chronic water shortages in the Maluti-A-Phofung Municipality in the Free State.
A three-day shutdown by residents of QwaQwa in the Free State has been suspended temporarily. QwaQwa and Kestell grounded to a halt on Monday as residents demanded immediate water supply.
A 16-year-old boy and a man who tried to help him have drowned in a stream in Bluegumbosch, Qwaqwa, in the Free State
A high-powered government delegation has been deployed to the strife-torn Maluti-a-Phofung Municipality in the eastern Free State.