WSSA distances itself from King Cetshwayo water woes

WSSA distances itself from King Cetshwayo water woes

Water and Sanitation Services South Africa (WSSA) says it's not responsible for water issues in the King Cetshwayo District Municipality, in northern KZN. 

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The organisation says it was contracted for maintenance work at the municipality's water and wastewater treatment facilities. 

That contract came to an end in June. 

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Community members took to the streets last Monday to protest after disruptions to their water supply. 

The service's Dumi Luthuli says they are no longer involved with the municipality. 

"There seems to be some insinuation that we might be involved in some way or the other.

"We no longer have any role at King Cetshwayo. Our contract came to an end. We've had several extensions of the contract, but the last extension said come 30th of June your contract comes to an end. 

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"We knew we had to hand over the staff and all the assets to the municipality which we did on the 30th of June. 

"We are told the municipality has now engaged Umgeni Water to do the operation and the maintenance," says Luthuli. 

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