The office of the Public Protector in the Northern Cape has stepped in to assist communities facing numerous sewage problems in the Kimberley area.
The Northern Cape government has expressed shock and sadness at the passing of the leader of the !XUN San community at Platfontein near Kimberley.
Water tankers were placed around Sol Plaatje Municipality to help assist the community, while a massive pump station was also being built at the Riverton Water Purification Plant.
Day five without water has left many residents of Kimberley fuming.
Residents at Galeshewe in Kimberley in the Northern Cape took their anger over shortage of water to the streets blocking roads and set tyres alight Monday night.