Premier Statement on Urgent Water Shutdown in Sol Plaatje Municipality

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The recent urgent water shutdown and resultant inconvenience on the people of Sol Plaatje municipal area has resulted in the Premier, Dr Zamani Saul, calling all the role players to an emergency meeting this morning. The reason hereto was to get an honest update and assessment of the situation and also to get the timelines for the speedy restoration of water as the top priority of the Municipality.

The municipality has given the assurance that they have been working around the clock to restore water to all affected areas as from today. The Mayor, Councillor Kagisho Sonyoni, gave the guarantee that given the progress made over the past two days; the Municipality will be able to restore the supply of water to low lying areas namely Galeshewe, Platfontein and Roodepan by 18h00 today. The supply to the Kimberley CBD and surrounding residential areas is set to be restored by 18h00 tomorrow.

A detailed report on the recurring repair work will be presented and further monitoring will unfold after receipt hereof.

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Issued by the Office of the Premier
24 November 2023

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