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Laudium residents to hold picket as taps run dry – again – Centurion Rekord

Residents of Laudium, Claudius, Itireleng and surrounding areas are planning a picket on Thursday afternoon after their taps ran dry.

The furious residents say taps have been dry since Thursday morning, for the second time in two weeks.

Ward 61 councillor Farouk Essop said: “We are really fed-up. Enough is enough. The Laudium reservoir is empty and I’m not told why. Laudium has been repeatedly targeted. We were without water for over four days, two weeks ago. Anger is running high,” he said.

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Community activist Yusuf Abramjee said some residents have suggested an urgent high court interdict against the council.

“We are considering that. Why is this community again been targeted?”

Abramjee said the council again failed to communicate the water cut.

Residents have decided to stage a peaceful picket from 4.30pm today, at the main entrance into Laudium, along the R55.

Community leaders said they understood the frustration and anger and appealed to residents to protest peacefully and not to blockade the road.

Laudium disaster management have again been mobilised and were assisting with water distribution.

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