Masilonyana Municipality is currently studying the Bloemfontein High Court’s judgment after the urgent interdict against the Democratic Alliance (DA) had been dismissed last week.
Masilonyana, which includes the towns of Brandfort, Theunissen and Verkeerdevlei, applied for an urgent interdict last Monday, attempting to stop the DA from providing water to residents.
The municipality revealed that by mitigating the water scarcity affecting Brandfort, they’re being assisted by Sedibeng Water Board to supply portable water to the community through water tanks.
Municipal spokesperson, Zongezile Ntjwabule, mentioned that they needed to be satisfied that the water distributed by private people is suitable for consumption.
“Having said that the Democratic Alliance (DA) continues to distribute untested raw underground water using their party-branded water tanks without the necessary municipal consent, which is the licensed Water Services Authority, and in so doing they are using the plight of the community as an electioneering campaign.
It must be understood that their actions exposes the community to potential health risks since such water has not been treated,” he said.
Brandfort has been experiencing water shortages due to the drought.
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