Zululand District Municipality Failed to Deliver Water

25th September 2014.


The IFP calls on the immediate intervention by the KZN government, specifically the MEC of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Nomusa Dube-Ncube regarding the failure by the Nongoma Local Municipality and the Zululand District Municipality to deliver services. This includes water, waste collection and staff salary payments and municipal ward councillors.


"Some communities in Nongoma have not had a drop of water for the past three months. Water tankers that are supposed to do regular water supply runs often take ages and by the time they even come, drivers end up selling the water to households. This free service can cost households up to R300 and the municipality has to curb this illegal practice" said Mr Albert Mncwango, IFP MP.


"Local businesses are struggling without water; so much so that some are even contemplating closing down their businesses. Refuse has not been collected for weeks - now apparently the service provider has not been paid. The whole town is completely filthy," continued Mncwango.


"Corruption and maladministration has been the order of the day in that municipality for some time now. Residents have engaged in a protest march as they have had enough of the situation. They feel that their patience has been taken for granted. They are of the view that such inefficiency and maladministration is a direct result of the coalition between the ANC and NFP," concluded Mncwango.



Issued by:

Mr Albert Mncwango, MP, 083 448 4896


For Media Queries: 

Mr Phendulani Biyase, IFP Media Officer, 073 024 5675