‘World class city my a%$#; this is a s*&!hole’

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RUSTENBURG HERALD - RUSTENBURG - Last week the Rustenburg Local Municipality issued a statement that water supply would be interrupted. The statement was released on Wednesday (13 April) and it said residents would experience a shortage of water due to Rand Water not supplying water to Rustenburg from Rand Water and Magalies Water.

The areas which were affected included Greater Boitekong, Greater Tlhabane, Tlhabane West, Geelhout Park, Rustenburg Noord as well as Zinniaville.
"The interruption is due to current challenges on the high lift pump station at the Vaalkop plant pumping water to Rustenburg. Magalies Water has implemented a shutdown to fix the pumps," read the statement.
On Tuesday (19 April), some residents were still complaining that water has not been fully restored. Many residents, especially from Rustenburg Noord and Geelhout Park took to social media to voice out their frustrations. By our time of going to press there was an update that Magalies Water had resumed pumping to Bospoort reservoirs.
"Please note that the RLM reservoir levels are critically low due to Magalies Water shutdown. We are constantly monitoring the situation while supply remains critical. We anticipate that water will be restored to all affected areas by Thursday (14 April)," said the statement.
Despite this statement, on Tuesday (19 April) social media was still abuzz by complaints from residents in affected areas that water had not been restored.
“More than 10 days without water - and then it happens every few weeks - is not unacceptable; it’s a crime against residents. Rustenburg a world class city my a%$#, this city is a s*&!hole,”said one Geelhout Park resident.