Alfred Nzo District Municipality has opened Ntabankulu water treatment works that was closed after the allegations of suspicious poisoning and the vandalising of 160 mm PVC main bulk pipe by alleged protesting people, a week ago.  


The laboratory results, on Thursday last week, found no poison or any hazardous chemical in both Ntabankulu Dam and Ntabankulu Water Treatment Plant.     


The treatment works had to remain closed as the municipality was busy repairing the vandalised bulk pipeline, so as to ensure sufficient water inflow to the treatment plant.


The municipality spent R160 000 on these repairs.


Executive Mayor, Cllr. Sixolile Mehlomakhulu said it was unfortunate that the municipality had to spend such amount of money repairing vandalised infrastructure which could have assisted communities who do not have such infrastructure.


“I call upon all communities in our district to desist from damaging their infrastructure whenever they want to voice their dissatisfaction about anything, we are here to engage with them,” said Mayor Mehlomakhulu.