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Moroka’s murky misery

Tawana Nhamo Magaweni

*Villagers survive on dirty river water

For over four years, the village of Moroka has been hit with a crippling water shortage.

The villagers’ main source of water is an erratic borehole which regularly runs dry.

More often than not, residents are forced to survive on river water. Unsurprisingly, incidents of diarrhea are common.

The Voice’s Christinah Motlhabane journeyed to the small North East village to find out how the people are coping.


The lack of clean water in Moroka is a massive problem. Since Ntimbale Dam was opened, we have had water...

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