Mabuza pledges 1.1 billion for Vaal River cleanup

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Deputy President David Mabuza says R1.1 billion will be injected into the Sedibeng Regional Sewer Scheme in Sebokeng on the Vaal to prevent further spillage of sewerage into the Vaal River.

He says he is unhappy with the progress of the building of the treatment plant. The project at the plant had been suspended by locals who were promised jobs by former Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane.

This week Mabuza addressed angry residents outside the sewer project and committed to a meeting with the Deputy Minister of Water and Sanitation, Pamela Tshwete,  on Monday to address their concerns.

Mabuza says he will return to the area in two weeks to monitor progress.

“We need to move a bit faster. The capacity that this treatment plant can handle is very low. We need to fix a lot of things before its 100% functional. Of couse there are still spillages in the household that must be fixed. The contractor has been appointed, the contractor should start very soon. I think we are going to see more and more progress. We are going to release some money to support them to do their work.”


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