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Astounding Corruption Unravelled Behind Makana's Water Crisis

Published September 21, 2023
8 months ago

Makana, enduring an excruciating water crisis further aggravated by a rampant corruption scandal within top ranks of local government, sits on the brink of a formidable disaster. Minister of Water and Sanitation, Senzo Mchunu, inherited a plagued and dysfunctional local municipality system when he attended a somber visit to the city on 16 August 2023, offering little hope for an imminent solution.

According to Lungile Mxube, a riveting local activist, there are two choices for the Water Minister. One involves taking swift, decisive action towards routing a deep-seated criminal syndicate controlling the water and sanitation unit and safeguard his reputation. Conversely, the Minister could overlook the corruption, tarnishing his name and implicitly protecting the internal decay.

Mxube elaborates that the corruption unfolds on three distinct yet interconnected

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