Brits - Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa on Tuesday promised residents of Mothutlung near Brits, North West, water before the weekend.
“Water will be back by Friday,” she told residents. She was there with Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa after visiting the families of two men killed during violent protests in the township on Monday.
Police allegedly shot the two while they were en route to the Madibeng municipality with other residents to demand water. Beeld newspaper named them as mineworker Osia Rahube and a photographer known only as Bra Mike.
Molewa said three local water pumps in the area broke down, which she said was a “very strange problem”.
According to Molewa, under normal circumstances, when one of the pumps failed the remaining two were supposed to keep operating.